Lent is a spiritual journey. This page explains the ways in which we celebrate Lent at Sacred Heart.
ADORATION on Holy Thursday occurs from the end of the Mass until Midnight. Sign up for a slot to adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at the entrance to Haban Hall, or at this link.
FAITHGROUPS is our small-group ministry. You can do FaithGroups with groups coordinated by the parish, your own group, your family or individually. A video message and a guide is distributed on Ash Wednesday and on the afternoon of every Sunday in Lent.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS in the back chapel every Friday in Lent at 5 PM. There are no Stations on Good Friday.
FISH FRY attend and/or volunteer at our Lenten Fish Fry, every Friday in Lent from 5 PM to 7 PM. There is no fish fry on Good Friday. Contact the parish office to volunteer.
WHITE BOX LENTEN CAMPAIGN Every year, Sacred Heart launches the Lenten White Box Campaign for our Lenten Almsgiving. We partner with the Community of Saint Paul and we sponsor one of their projects. In the past, we have built chapels and community centers in the Dominican Republic and in Bolivia, and we have financed water projects to supply the communities where we have built the chapels. We have also organized pilgrimages to these communities. This year we are going to sponsor 25 children in Casa San José. This is a street-children ministry of the Community of Saint Paul in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The purpose of Casa San José is to reintegrate children who have abandoned the household and live in the streets back to their families. We want to sponsor 25 children for a goal of $25,000. This year, Saint Richard Parish and Sacred Heart are both doing their Lenten campaign with the same ministry.
Watch this video if you want to know more about Casa San José.
LENTEN MISSION "Take, Lord, Receive: A Contemplation on Lent and Easter" Fr. Nathanael Romano, S.J., will lead a Jesuit oriented Lenten Mission on March 28 and 29. Father Nate is the Assistant Director of Liturgical Programs at Marquette University and also serves as a lecturer at the Marquette Law School. He is originally from southern California. After graduating from Marquette in 2003, he went on to earn a Master's Degree in Law from Emory University and Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He has worked for Catholic Charities, as a volunteer attorney for the Bronx Defenders in the Civil Action Project and Immigration Division, and a lecturer at Creighton Law School. About his work in law, Father Nate says, "As a Jesuit lawyer I am a sign to the broader world that law is about justice and liberation." He was ordained a priest in 2018 after being missioned to the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University. Prior to his return to Milwaukee, he served as a lecturer and provided pastoral services to students at Boston College.
INTO THE HEART OF LENT Family Faith Formation is presenting an intergenerational, interactive evening of prayer on March 24 from 4 PM until 7:30 PM. This is a drop-in event featuring interactive prayer stations set up around the church— see the slides below for examples. Come before or after the fish fry and rest in a Lenten retreat.