Lent 2019: Reflections from Current and Former Volunteers 2019 Lenten Reflection Guide - Page 2

We, at Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center, welcome you (or welcome you back) to the 2019 Lenten Reflection Guide. This tool is meant to help guide you throughout the season of Lent through reflections and prayers from current and former long-term volunteers. The reflections offered in this guide help to put in focus the values of faith-based service during the many weeks of Lent. Lent is not a time to simply give up chocolate and meat on Fridays. It is a time when we can take stock of where we are in our relationship with God through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. As the baptized, we are called to mission. Some of us do that through long-term, faith-based service; some of us do that in our jobs as teachers, lawyers, or bankers; some of do that through a life-time commitment to the priesthood or religious life; and some of us do that through simply being kind to those we meet. However you find that you are called to mission, we invite this Lent to dig a bit deeper in your faith life and walk with Jesus through the next forty days. Let this Lenten Reflection Guide assist you as you take the time to grow deeper in your faith. We hope it is a fruitful time for you, and we will wait with you, in hope and anticipation, for the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. Sincerely, Catholic Apostolate Center & Catholic Volunteer Network Looking for more inspiration? Catholic Apostolate Center hosts an extensive library of Advent resources on their website: www.catholicapostolatecenter.org/advent-resources.html Lent 2018