Sierra Vista, AZ. Lent 2020 is here. According to an article on the USCCB website, that means we should “devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture…giving alms…practice self-control through fasting…abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent…practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season.” The article continues, saying, “…giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents.” It also means Fish Fry season is here. It’s a time we encourage all of our SPSE teams to go out to fish fries and nourish people’s souls with the gospel while they satisfy their bodily hunger with fish & chips.
The following report comes to us from evangelist and team leader Ed with the SPSE team in Sierra Vista, AZ:
The penitential season of Lent has arrived, and we had a two-table spread at our first Fish Fry for the Knights of Columbus. (We’ll actually be at every K of C fish fry this Lent!) It was a great experience talking with people about Our Lord over some fish. We handed out many of our flyers with all our St. Paul School of Evangelization information on it as well as many Miraculous Medals and quite a few rosaries as well.
I also had a chance to speak with a few non-Catholics as well and gave them the brochure – Why be Catholic. We hope those brief conversations along with the brochure convinced them to take a serious look at Catholicism.
Praised be Jesus Christ! A great way to get your SPSE team out and sharing the gospel this Lent is by participating in Sent4Lent. Simply commit yourself or your team to evangelizing four times this Lent. Visit https://streetevangelization.com/sent4lent/ to learn more or to sign up. While Lent has already started, it’s not too late to get involved!