A Holy Journey Through Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd. The season of Lent is when we as individuals and as a community prepare for the mysteries of Easter. We do this through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Join our friars, serving in varied ministries throughout our province, for Lent liturgies, services, and events leading up to and during Lent.

We serve in parishes as a community of friars. Visit the websites of our parishes for the latest information.

Our Lady of Grace Castro Valley, CA
Our Lady of Guadalupe Hermosa Beach, CA
St. Paul the Apostle Coalinga, CA
St. Paul the Apostle Pismo Beach, CA
St. Paul San Pablo, CA
Franciscan Vietnam Mission

The Prayer Before the Crucifix
by St. Francis of Assisi

Most High,
glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart
and give me
true faith,
certain hope,
and perfect charity,
sense and knowledge,
that I may carry out
Your holy and true command.

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10