Check out this video by Busted Halo that explains the significance of Lent as a season of prayer, fasting, and giving, and how you can make the most of this time of repentance and renewal.
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Take advantage of the opportunities at St. Margaret Mary Parish as you deepen your relationship with God.

  • Pick up a free copy of Daily Meditations for Lent or one of the many other free Lenten resources (found at the Welcome Desk).

  • Invite someone to Mass and share your faith at breakfast afterward.

  • Participate in one of the Ash Wednesday Masses (March 6): 8:00 AM • 5:00 PM • 7:00 PM

  • Pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 12:10 PM (no Benediction) or  6:00 PM (with Benediction)

  • Attend Living Stations performed by SMM Youth at St. Margaret Mary on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM

  • Attend Living Stations performed by St. Ferdinand Youth at Christ the King (Leechburg) on Sunday, March 17 at 7:30 PM

  • Participate in the Scripture Study Women in the New Testament on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM (begins 2/19/19) or Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM (begins 2/20/19) 

Click     here     for a flyer featuring all of the upcoming Lenten opportunities at St. Margaret Mary.

Click here for a flyer featuring all of the upcoming Lenten opportunities at St. Margaret Mary.

Lent Special Events Calendar


Online Resources for your Lenten Journey

Sign up for the Best Lent Ever program through Dynamic Catholic. It's a free email program that will send you short inspirational videos, reflections, and mini-challenges every day of Lent.
Follow along with world-renowned author and speaker Matthew Kelly (author of Resisting Happiness and Rediscover Jesus) to discover ways to transform your life in forty days.

Use the Busted Halo website for a list of 25 Great Things You Can Do For Lent.
Check out #2 and #9 on the list for some unique ways to combine your Lenten journey with your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account.


Check out Creighton University’s Praying Lent website for everything from daily prayers and meditations to audio reflections and even recipes and suggestions for “cooking Lent.”

Enter into a visual prayer experience with Arts & Faith: Lent through Loyola Press. Each week they provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.

Fr. Mike Schmitz

Learn more about Lent in a funny and engaging way by watching videos from Fr. Mike Schmitz and Ascension Presents. Check out the video links below to get started.


Check out these other great ideas for your Lenten Journey

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Begin your day with Mass on a weekday.

St. Margaret Mary: Monday - Friday at 8:00 AM

St. Joseph (New Kensington): Monday and Thursday at 7:30 AM; Wednesday at 6:15 AM

St. Mary of Czestochowa (New Kensington): Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:30 AM; first Friday of the month at 12:00 PM

Mt. St. Peter (New Kensington): Monday - Friday at 8:30 AM

Christ the King (Leechburg): Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 AM (Second Thursday each month at 10:30 AM followed by Anointing of the Sick)


Spend time with Jesus through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

St. Margaret Mary: Thursdays immediately following the 8:00 AM Mass until 12:00 Noon

Mt. St. Peter (New Kensington): Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Christ the King (Leechburg): Saturdays after 8:30 AM Mass until Benediction (usually around 9:50 AM)

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Receive God’s gift of peace and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation.

St. Margaret Mary: Saturdays at 1:00 PM

St. Joseph (New Kensington): Wednesdays at 5:45 PM

St. Mary of Czestochowa (New Kensington): 2nd and 4th Sunday at 11:00 AM; 1st Friday at 11:15 AM

Mt. St. Peter (New Kensington): Saturdays at 12:00 Noon

Christ the King (Leechburg): Saturdays at 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM

Serve those in need by volunteering (clearances needed) at SMM.

St. Anne and Joachim Ministry which participates with the residents at Masses at Logan Place and Belair Nursing Home.

SMM Foodbank which handles food distribution on the second Tuesday of the month

SMM Homebound Ministry which brings the Body of Christ to homebound parishioners at least once a month (typically the third Sunday of the month)

Candle Bearer or Choir Member for funerals

There are many more liturgical, formational, and/or social ministries available at St. Margaret Mary Parish. For more information please call the Parish Office at 724-335-2336.

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Make this your Best Lent Yet!