Welcome to Lent 2024!

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 & 6:30 pm.

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


 Penance Services

Reconciliation is available during Lent at St. Cecilia:

6:00 pm on:    Ash Wednesday   &   Mondays

5:30 pm on:    Fridays

There are many other penance services in the area:  Area Penance Schedule - 2024 schedule not yet available


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 - Use this interactive calendar to enjoy FREE content for ALL ages.  AND enjoy the 2 new Lent series as well:

Daily Bread: Discover the Eucharist in Scripture - Explore the biblical roots of the Eucharist and how the earliest Christians understood it as the fulfillment of many Old Testament promises. Based on Dr. Brant Pitre’s book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, these daily Lenten reflection videos will radically transform your love for the Blessed Sacrament.

DRAWING CLOSER TO GOD: A Catholic Art Show for Kids - Through the beauty of art, host Ms. Kim helps kids follow Christ from the desert to his Passion and Resurrection—learning what it means to turn away from sin and back to God—as they draw and color each biblical scene.

BROTHER FRANCIS:  Lent with Brother Francis - Learn and pray with Brother Francis in any of the four seasons offered.  Season 1: Daily Meditations (New This Year!)  Season 2: 4-part Series  Season 3: Let's Learn about Lent  Season 4: The Stations of the Cross

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 - A historic journey to Eucharistic Consecration.

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

My Daily Visitor: Lent 2024 - 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.


Springfield Diocese

Check our ideas on the Diocesan Website:  CLICK HERE