Lent Podcast

1st Week of Lent

Release: Tuesday 2/25

Join us as Holy Name of Jesus walks through the season of Lent.  This week’s episode features Remember Your Mercies by Erin Heitkamp, a reading from Matthew 4:1-11 (04:36), and a reflection on Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving by Fr. Steve Ulrick (06:06).

2nd Week of Lent

Release: Thursday 3/5

This week’s episode features What Wondrous Love Is This by Jennifer Bevington, a reading from Matthew 17:1-9 (05:26), and a reflection on the Transfiguration by Chris Kostelc (06:06).


3rd Week of Lent

Release: Thursday 3/12

This week’s episode features Come Home by HNOJ’s Adult Choir (feat. Erin Cullinane), a reading from John 4:5-15, 19-26, 39a, 40-42 (04:14), and a reflection on the Samaritan Woman by Ashley Cermak (06:10).


4th Week of Lent

Release: Thursday 3/19

This week’s episode features Be Thou My Vision by Mari Paese and Audrey Wald, a reading from John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 (03:20), and a reflection on the Man Born Blind by Fr. Colin Jones (05:20).


5th Week of Lent

Release: Thursday 3/26

This week’s episode features Remember Abraham by Nate Reinhardt, a reading from John 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45 (03:48), and a reflection on Lazarus by Chris Kostelc (06:36).


Holy Week

Release: Thursday 4/2

This week’s episode features The Old Rugged Cross by Jim Bevington, a reading from Philippians 2:1-11 (04:18), and a reflection on Passion Sunday by Fr. Colin Jones (05:24).


Good Friday/Triduum

Release: Thursday 4/9

Our final episode features A Prelude on “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” by the HNOJ Handbell Choir and Mercy, O God by HNOJ’s Parish Children’s Choir with Adult Quartet (04:14).  Holy Week Schedule: Thursday 4/9 7 p.m.; Friday 4/10 Stations 3 p.m., Liturgy 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday 4/12 8:30 a.m. (two Masses) and 10:30 a.m. (two Masses).

Abstinence and Fasting During Lent

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years and older.

Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years until age 59. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

More information on fasting is available at this United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web page: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/catholic-information-on-lenten-fast-and-abstinence.cfm

Also for more information on Lent:  http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm.