LENT 2024

"Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,..." Jl. 2:12


February 14, 2023

Begin your Lenten Journey

6:30am - Word Service in Norris Chapel (with ashes)

9:00am - Mass in Main Church (with ashes)

5:00pm - Mass in Main Church (with ashes)

7:00pm - Mass in Main Church (with ashes)

His melodic voice has filled concert halls & cathedrals world wide.


On Sunday, February 25 at 7:00 PM you are invited to Saint Paul Catholic Church for an evening of spiritual reflection with Irish Tenor, Mark Forrest. The “Come Walk With Me” evening is a time to reflect on our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. During the evening, the blessed sacrament will be exposed and Mark Forrest will take you through an evening of music, prayer, reflection, and healing. Consider taking an hour with the Lord as he invites you to a closer walk with him.

All are welcome, no RSVP needed.

Click here to view Mark Forrest Flyer

Join Us!
St Paul Parish Center

Fridays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

February 16 through March 22*

*except no Soup Supper on 3/15

FREE - If you would like to bring a soup, contact the Parish Office, 301-253-2027.

Followed by Stations of the Cross


7:30 - 8:00 pm on Fridays during Lent

This devotion is appropriate for all ages. Held in the Church every Friday evening of Lent.

February 16 * February 23 * March 1 * March 8 * March 15 * March 22

Living Stations of the Cross

Join us for this annual devotion that brings the Passion of Christ to life. Living Stations is put on by our parish youth on Good Friday.

Friday, March 29, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, main church

Rehearsals are on Sundays from 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Living Stations is still looking for teens to participate. We also need stage crew (teens or adults) and behind the scenes adults.

Contact Peggy Hall : peggyahall@gmail.com

The Saint Paul Catholic Daughters invite all women to a Women's Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 2, beginning with Mass at 9 AM and ending at noon. Although there is no charge, please RSVP to Kathy Grapski at specialkmg@aol.com or 301-253-5509 (needed for the free breakfast count).
Click here for Women's Day of Reflection Flyer
"The Light is On for You"

During Lent, confessions will be heard in the church on...

Wednesdays (February 21 - March 27)

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Saturdays (throughout Lent and throughout the year)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Guidelines for Abstinence & Fasting


CRS Rice Bowl - get your rice bowl in the Narthex and return it on Palm Sunday.

Easter Baskets - donate baskets, candy, grass, small toys. Return candy to the Narthex by March 26.

Food Drive - JSM Mulholland Family Foundation Lenten food drive will be held during Lent.

Soup Supper Collections -

Children’s tooth brushes and toothpaste for Honduras.

40 DAYS for LIFE

Knights of Columbus sponsored events All are welcome to attend

40 Days for Life Bethesda
Pro-Life Sunday Rosary
Novena for Life
Statement of Peace

Faith Formation

Lenten Companion Program

Ascension’s Lent program, The Ascension Lenten Companion: Walking with Jesus to Jerusalem, features a weekly email and video reflection by Fr. Mark Toups to help you enter more deeply into the beautiful and penitential Lent season.

Sign-Up HERE

Holy Heroes'

Lenten Adventure

Fun and faithful activities for children ages 5-12 for every day of Lent delivered right to your inbox!

Sign-Up HERE

Check Out FORMED Lenten Content!

FORMED is an online portal giving you FREE access to Catholic content for all ages like spiritual studies, podcasts, books, videos, movies, and more! Simply create an account using St. Paul's zip code (20872) and check out all it has to offer!

New content for Lent is available!

Click Here to view FORMED Lenten Content
Lent "...is a period of spiritual 'combat' which we must experience alongside Jesus, not with pride and presumption, but using the arms of faith: prayer, listening to the word of God, and penance. In this way we will be able to celebrate Easter in truth, ready to renew the promises of our Baptism."

Pope Benedict XVI
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