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CatholicMatch members are planning to embrace the next liturgical season, which begins this month. We asked them, “What’s your Lenten goal?”

“I get the sense from the Lord that He would have me fast from negative speech, judgmental behavior, gossip, even excessive talk.” –Ted-548403

“I’ll be serving a humanitarian mission in Tijuana, Mexico, during the Lenten season, helping to build a house for a family in needtrhere.” –Deanna-558852

“I’d love to fast and go on a veggie diet.” –Antony-650115

“I think for me I will work on giving up on being totally self-reliant and coming to grips that God is Providence, and He has a plan.” –Tom-32153

What’s your goal?

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11 Comments

  1. Mark-403633 March 5, 2011

    I will be embarking on my 2nd mission trip to Haiti. We as Americans probably could not function as the people of Haiti have, and their faith seems to be what carries them thru each day. I am very greatful to have this opertunity to serve, and even though it will be during lent,, it seems as no sacrifice at all! Have a Blessed Lent!

    • Marie-660281 March 7, 2011

      I plan to renew my relationship with the Lord through prayer in Adoration, daily Mass, and take an on-line bible study course. I will search for a change of heart to be more Christ-like in my thoughts, words and actions. All monies that would normally be spend on “wants” purchases will be donated to my favorite Catholic school.

    • Deanna-558852 March 9, 2011

      I couldn’t agree more with you Mark 403633. It may be a sacrifice of time, money, security and the comforts of home but the overwhelming feeling that you’ve been of service to someone else like Christ calls us to be is reward enough for what truly is little sacrificed in comparison.

  2. Kevin-187107 March 5, 2011

    I will be working on spending more time listening in prayer, more time examining my conscience, more time praying for obedience, and more time being obedient.

  3. Richard-101481 March 7, 2011

    To become deeper in prayer and comtemplation.

  4. Bea-697148 March 7, 2011

    I always joke that my lenten goal is to give up liver and onions. Since it is a food that I never eat, it is always an easy goal. But, seriously, I have a lenten goal is to be more receptive to new ideas. It will take a great deal of prayer and a great deal of concentration, but it is what I hope to accomplish ih the next 40 days. Pray for me that I can succeed.

  5. Robert-435781 March 7, 2011

    To make the best Lent ever: prayer, fasting and alms

  6. Jon-697836 March 8, 2011

    My Lenten goal is to help others through the true word of god as I find it through this journy piece by piece. I do not plan on saying his name, nor do I plan to use christs name out loud although I am hoping to convey good wholesome happy messages in order to get people through tuffest of times in offering comfort in all that I do,

    Thank you, J

    • Jon B. March 8, 2011

      With the goal in mind, in place of stating what I will not do. Who likes to be told what not to do right? God should tell us right? Well he has in some writings therefore when I text in a previouse message thus also sayin aloud to myself ” My Lenten goal is to help others through the true word of god as I find it through this journy piece by piece. I do not plan on saying his name, nor do I plan to use christs name out loud although I am hoping to convey good wholesome happy messages in order to get people through tuffest of times in offering comfort in all that I do,

      Thank you, J”

      Then in my saying this you should already know what I do not plan on doing. It’s a give in, in Christs name, oooops lol not Ash yet, let it be I pray.

      Grandpa B, always said to me, the child I am, “you gotta be optimistic Jonny, the glass is half full”

      Grandpa, as well as Grandma, including each of us. Hugs all through life. Let the lord wrap us in grace, for love, united.
      Thank you again, J

  7. Danielle-699471 March 13, 2011

    I have decided to focus on prayer and inner reflection while giving up all junk food. I want to respect the body God has given me and it took Lent to have me realize how much damage the unhealthy foods I have been eating have been damaging this beautiful vessel the Lord blessed me with.

  8. Chloe-692652 March 21, 2011

    I am a Filipina nurse, and I have always loved my work, giving utmost care and compassion to dialysis patients. Here in the USA, I have experienced having patients who do not trust my capabilities, in short, do not want almost my services and who ask if I am smart. I have explained to them the processes by which a foreigner can acquire a license here and have always tried to be more patient with them and yes, render them necessary services in emergency cases when they need me. My Lenten goal is to love them and pray for them each day since my job is not only service to people, but a greater service for the glory of God. I praise and thank God for this rare opportunity and honor to serve the sick.

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