Welcome to Lent 2023!

How will you grow closer to God this Lent?

We suggest you slow down and enjoy the Lent content on


(This app is FREE for our parishioners!)

During Lent, we focus on prayer, fasting & almsgiving.

We also encourage you to add one or more of these opportunities to enhance your prayer, fasting & almsgiving:

  • Worship - Attend Ash Wednesday and some Daily Masses. 
  • Penance - Prepare for the Resurrection of the Lord in your heart by attending an area penance service.
  • Service - Give generously during this season by getting involved in a service project.
  • Devotion - Take time each day / week to focus by subscribing to a daily/weekly devotion or attending an in-person devotion.
  • Formation - Learn about your faith with fellow parishioners or independently

More information and links can be found below for each item. 


Ash Wednesday - Masses are at 8:00 am & 7:00 pm.

Daily Mass -  Mondays @ 6:30 pm   and  Tues - Fri @ 8:00 am


 Penance Services

Reconciliation is available every week during Lent at St. Cecilia on:

Mondays @ 6:00 pm

Fridays @ 5:30 pm

There are many other penance services in the area:  Area Penance Schedule


Service Projects 

CRS Rice Bowl - Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all.  Enjoy videos, reflections and recipes on the website.

40 Days for Life -Join in the Spring Campaign as we pray for an end to abortion at the facility in Granite City and around the world. 


Devotions - In Person

1st Saturday Devotion - every 1st Saturday of the month - DETAILS

Stations of the Cross - every Friday at 6:00 pm  (Reconciliation at 5:30 pm)

3rd Sunday Rosary - Pray with us 30 minutes before the Masses on the Saturday & Sunday of the 3rd Sunday of the month.


Devotions - Online

FORMED LENT - Enjoy the many Lent materials in the FORMED App.

FEARLESS - Join Chris Stefanick & Real Life Catholic: living with courage and freedom.

LENTEN ADVENTURE - Holy Heroes provides fun, faithful, and free activities for kids and families for every day during Lent.

BEST LENT EVER - Discover the real you!

40 LENTEN LESSONS ON THE MASS - Take a journey into the heart of the Mass with Relevant Radio & Fr. Rocky.

My Daily Visitor: Lent 2023 - Take a Lenten journey of surrender to our Heavenly Father.

LENTEN COMPANION - Dive deep into the liturgical readings with this paper journal and associated online videos.

LOYOLA PRESS - Lent resources and activities from Loyola Press.

APP - Amen Catholic App



RENEW - Join us as we read and discuss the readings for each Sunday.

LENT - Learn about the Liturgical Year and Lent.