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Lenten Opportunities

Instead of giving something up for Lent this year, do something different for your self:  Encounter Jesus in a new way. 

It is all well, good and holy to give something up for Lent as part of prayer, penence and almsgiving, but the best laid plans of man sometimes seem to fail.  How often have we given up chocolate, TV, alcohol, and more only to fail and make our selves miserable in our failure. 

This Lent do something different and think about partiipating in one of our many offerings to help you take this time to grow in your relationship with Jesus, help others or just commit to spending more time with the Lord.  

We have many ways this Lent includng the following (for more info on each item, scroll down):

  • Faithful Connections Groups:  In His STEPS

  • Gospel Reflection Groups

  • Lenten Day of Service

  • Friday Stations of the Cross

  • Living Stations of the Cross by our St. Norbert Youth Group

In His STEPS Faithful Connections Groups:  Join one of our groups who gather at various times and places to read the upcoming Sunday Gospel then go deeper in our spirituality and explore how we can become even more Fervent Disciples with Dr. Edward Sri's book:  Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple of Christ.  Contact: To learn more, find a group at a time convient to your schedule or ask questions, contact Ed Grady at 610.644.1655, ext 115 or

Lenten Day of Service:  Help others by participating in our annual Lenten Day of Service on Saturday, April 6.  Join numerous other parishioners on-site at the parish campus preparing care packages for our armed services members stationed overseas, making meals for Aid for Friends, sewing projects for Alzheimer’s patients and more.  Off-site projects include maintenance and renovation at Bethesda Shelters in Philly.  See this flyer for more details and contacts:  LENTEN DAY OF SERVICE

Adoration:  Our Lord is available for Adoration every Thursday from 8:30 am to 8 pm in the St. Norbert Oratory.  

Reconcilation:  Confession is offered Thursdays from 7-8 pm; Saturdays from 4-5 pm; and by appointment through the Parish Office 610.644.1655.

Other Lenten Offerings

Friday Stations of the Cross:  This year, our Diaconate candidates will be leading Friday Stations of the Cross starting Mar 8 to Apr 12 at 6 pm.  This traditional journey with Jesus to Calvary will be led by our four men currently at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Diaconate program:  Steve Martino, Hank Fila, Paul Stoyell-Horner and Tom Strohmetz.  Make your plans now as an individual or a family to spend time with Jesus on the Way of the Cross for a half hour Friday nights.

Festival of Praise:  Praise and Worship music the first Friday of every month lead by our own FireHill Worship group.  Evenings during Lent will Fridays, Mar 13 and Apr 5 at 7:30 pm in the St. Norbert Church.

School Stations of the CrossMar 13 to Apr 5, Wednesdays, at 2 pm in the Church.

Prayer & Healing Nights:  Are you or someone you know in need of healing and prayer?  Join us the second Thursday of every month with special evenings in Lent on Thursdays, Mar 14 and Apr 11, 7:30-9:30 pm, Church.  

Gethsemani Way Addictions Prayer Night:  Held the third Thursday of every month with a Lenten evening on Mar 21 at 7 pm, St. Norbert Oratory.

Youth Group Living Stations:  Our Youth Group’s annual Living Stations of the Cross will be held in the St. Norbert Church on Friday, Mar 29 at 8 pm and following the Youth Mass on Sunday  Mar 31 at 7:30 pm.

Fr. Arul's Guided Meditation For Our Church & Parish:  The fourth Thursday of every month is a special evening led by Fr. Arul and sponsored by our Parish Council to pray for those abused, our Church and parish.  The Lenten evening will be Thursday, Mar 28, 7 pm, Church.   

School Lenten Reconciliation:  Wednesday, Apr 4 at 1:30 pm.  All welcome.

Parish Lenten Reconciliation Evening:  Wednesday, Apr 17, 6:30-7:30 pm, Church with many Norbertine priests.

For more information, please check our St. Norbert weekly Bulletin that can be found in the Resource Center on this website.



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