Season of Lent begins: How the Fisher community can participate

By Jenna Costello '22, Staff Writer

Last week marked the start of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 17. Throughout the next 40 days, St. John Fisher College will be providing students with a multitude of events to celebrate the Lenten season. 

Campus Ministry will be providing daily masses — 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays and 4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays — confession by appointment, spiritual small groups, and daily reflection booklets can be found in the Campus Ministry Center.

“It’s important to have these spiritual opportunities because it gives students a chance to journey through Lent with others,” Peer Minister of RCIA Alivia Collins, said. “Creating a community with other students is a great way to grow in your faith.” 

Lent has played a major role in the college’s history as well. Campus Ministry has been celebrating Lent with the students since its founding in 1948. Although Fisher may no longer be known as a strictly Catholic school, the college still has a large faith presence and is helping the campus community deepen their faith. Kevin Mannara, Director of Campus Ministry and Basilian Priest, says “For St. John Fisher College to educate and form the whole person, attending to spiritual needs is integral.” 

For more information about Lenten activities stop by the Campus Ministry Center, contact Father Kevin Mannara or click here. 

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