LINCOLN (SNR) – Men of the Diocese of Lincoln are invited to reflect on Lent as an opportunity to “reset” the spiritual life through examination, sacrifice, and penance during a Men’s Lenten afternoon of reflection March 9.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd., in Lincoln. It is free of charge.
Directed by Father Robert Matya, pastor of the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center in Lincoln, the afternoon will include talks, Eucharistic Benediction and Exposition, and confession geared specifically toward men. Talks will cover the role of the Examen in one’s spiritual life and voluntary mortification.
“Both are great topics for Lent,” said Father Matya. The event will wrap up with a 4 p.m. vigil Mass with families invited to join.
This is the first such event organized by the Serra Club of Lincoln and is part of the group’s goal of providing more events and outreach to men throughout Lincoln and the surrounding areas.
Serra Club is an international lay organization with the underlying purpose of praying for and supporting vocations to the priesthood and religious life while also promoting personal holiness. The Lincoln club, which has existed since the 1950s, counts more than 100 men as members and offers a number of programs and events to support seminarians, priests, and religious throughout the diocese, including the Adopt A Seminarian Program, Father/Daughter Days at both the School Sisters of Christ the King and Marian Sisters, and an annual Priest Appreciation Day. In addition, Serra Club hosts the receptions for all diaconate and priest ordinations.