Lenten Series

The Lenten Series is an annual opportunity all who are seeking a positive way to grow in their faith during the season of Lent.

The series is typically hosted at St. Teresa Church hall, in Lincoln from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Mondays of Lent prior to Holy Week.

Everyone is warmly invited to come to any of the conferences that fit your schedule!

Lenten Series 2019

The theme for the 2019 Lenten Series is Spiritual Disciplines.
  • March 11: Matt Simmons -- "Spiritual Disciplines of Lent"
  • March 18: Fr. Ben Holdren -- "Prayer"
  • March 25: Matt Simmons -- "Fasting"
  • April 1: Fr. Justin Fulton -- "Almsgiving"
  • April 8: Matt Simmons -- "Guided Meditation"

Lenten Series 2018

The theme for the 2018 Lenten Series is Personal Connections with the Saints

  • Fr. Steven Mills – “St. Padre Pio: Teach Me About the Priesthood”
  • Nicole Barrett – “Bl. Stanly Rother: A Saint in the Family”
  • Fay Fayad – “St. Charbel: Holiness from Lebanon”
  • Fr. Ben Holdren – “St. Therese: My 'Big' Sister”
  • Fr. Eric Clark – “St. Faustina: Disciple, Mystical Spouse and Apostle of Divine Mercy”

Session 1: Fr. Steven Mills - “St. Padre Pio: Teach Me About the Priesthood”

Session 2: Nicole Barrett - “Bl. Stanley Rother: A Saint in the Family”

Session 3: Fay Fayad – “St. Charbel: Holiness from Lebanon”

Session 4: Fr. Ben Holdren – “St. Therese: My 'Big' Sister”

Lenten Series 2017

The theme for the 2017 Lenten Series was Universal Call to Holiness and Mission: The Vocation of the Laity.

Session 1: Priest Prophet King: The Mission of Christ's Lay Disciples, JD Flynn

Session 2: Discernment of Spirits: Navigating the Path to Holiness, Blanca Fowler

Session 3: Holiness: Yes, It's for Cradle Catholics, Too!, Dr. Bruce Gfeller

Session 4: A Journey of Faith: From the Corn Field to Street Evangelization, Joe Keaschall

Session 5: Psychology or Spirituality?, Dr. Kathryn Benes

Lenten Series 2016

The theme for the 2016 Lenten Series was Year of Mercy - Knowing and Living the Mercy of God.

Session 1: Deliverance into the Father's Mercy, Lori Weskamp

Session 2: Sacrament of Mercy, Fr. Andrew Heaslip

Session 3: The Popes and Mercy, Sr. Mary Catherine, C.K.

Session 4: Mercy in Family Life, Ivan and Lynette Ivanov

Lenten Series 2015

The theme for the 2015 Lenten Series was Reclaiming the Word: Bringing the Scriptures Back into Our Lives.

Session 1: Understanding the Word, Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz

Session 2: Praying the Word, Fr. Steven Thomlison

Session 2 Handout

Session 3: Proclaiming the Word, Fr. Scott Courtney

Session 3 Handout

Session 4: Teaching the Word, Fr. Andrew Heaslip

Session 4 Handout

Session 5: Reading the Word, Fr. James Divis

Lenten Series 2014 The Family as a school of love

Talk One: Family as a school of Love by Fr. Sean Kilcawley

The opening week of our lenten series focuses on the role of the family in the new evangelization.  The family is the "human space" of our encounter with Christ, so if we want to spread the gospel, we must spread the gospel of the family.  If you enjoy this talk, there will be four more installments in the coming weeks with study group questions for your bible study, light of the world, or other faith sharing communities.


Talk 2: The Family and Society: A vocabulary lesson by Fr Robert Barnhill

Talk 3: The Domestic Church by Fr Nick Kipper

Talk 4: The family at prayer by Fr Matthew Eickhoff 

Talk 5 Jesus Christ and the suffering family by Fr Sean Kilcawley

Play or download the audio from the Lenten 2014 Series:

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