Lent 2020

The 2020 Lent Program Weekly Schedule

  • Tuesday through Thursday at 9am – Morning Prayer
  • Thursday Evenings 5:30-6:30pm -Meditation Hour via Zoom click here for invite– for more on meditation visit here and and on how to meditate visit here.

Lent and Social Justice

This Lent we will also do something aiming to have a practical effect in the wider world. Following our screening of the film Lost in Providence last Wednesday evening, we are proposing that the parish engage in a letter writing campaign to the members of the General Assembly requesting their action on much needed reform of the outdated eviction laws that promote tenant evictions as a principal cause of homelessness throughout RI. RI lags behind neighboring states in achieving a better balance between landlord and tenant interests. Visit evicted-in-ri.com for more about the urgent social problem of decaying housing and widespread family homelessness.

Useful background information and letter writing materials:

Local Representative Letter Template

Statement of Need H7596 – S2264 Sealing and Unsealing Eviction records

Ending Housing Discrimination fact sheet 03-19

How does source of income discrimination affect RI


Daily Reading in Lent available from Amazon Prime

Bishop Knisely’s  Lent Is Not Rocket Science: An Exploration of God, Creation, and the Cosmos

Station to Station: An Ignatian Journey Through The Stations of The Cross. Gary Jensen

Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters. N.T. Wright. Audible version available

The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. N.T. Wright. Audible version available

The Resilient Disciple: A Lenten Journey from Adversity to Maturity. Justine Allain Chapman

Online – daily and weekly podcasts

Signs of Life  Why Church Matters Lent Program from the Society of St John The Evangelist, Cambridge, MA.