Lenten Giving Cross

During the season of Lent, the Church asks each of us to put in extra effort to pray, fast, and do almsgiving. In a similar way that many of us took tags to donate items for the Advent giving tree, we encourage everyone to take a tag from our Lenten Giving Cross. On each tag will be an idea for things to pray about, ways to fast, and ways to give during Lent. Please consider taking a tag to help make our community more loving and generous as we walk with Jesus these 40 days.

You can find the same content from the Lenten Giving Cross on this website by clicking on Pray, Fast, or Give links below.
Learn more about The Corporal Works of Mercy during Lent and put them into practice.

CRS Rice Bowl

“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” — Pope Francis

Join our Newman Community in giving to CRS this Lent. The money we raise through this page will help CRS provide long-term solutions to poverty in more than 100 countries.

When you donate to CRS, you:

  • Provide shelter for families displaced by natural and man-made disasters
  • Ensure that children in drought-stricken regions are well nourished
  • Give girls around the world the chance to go to school
  • Help families and communities become self-sufficient
  • And so much more!
  • Please help our poorest brothers and sisters overseas by making a donation to our campaign!

To learn more, please visit CRS Rice Bowl.

“Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke? Is it not sharing your bread with the hungry, bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own flesh?” – Isaiah 58: 6-7

Spend a few minutes each day during Lent to pray for the following. Take time to understand the root causes of what you are praying for. Learn about Catholic teaching on the topic and read about how it affects people in our world today. Ask God to help you to love in radical ways. Meet someone who has experienced the thing you are praying to end.

Fasting isn’t always about food. There are many things in our lives that draw us away from God’s love. By fasting, we can grow in gratitude for what we have and be more aware of how it impacts our lives. Please consider fasting one day a week. If it brings you peace and joy, consider fasting for more than one day.

The Church calls us to give our time, talent, and treasure. Please consider volunteering for one of these local charities. You may also consider donating goods or giving a financial contribution.