"Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully" ("What is Lent?" - USCCB).
March 4, 11, 18 & 25 and April 1 & 8
For the Lenten Regulations (including Fasting/Abstinence, "Easter Duty," etc.)
for the Archdiocese of Newark, please click here.