Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke? Is it not sharing your bread with the hungry, bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own flesh?”
Isaiah 58:6-7

The Season of Lent: February 17 – April 1, 2021

Lent is a penitential season, 40 days prior to Easter, where we focus on prayer, fasting, and giving in order to grow closer to God. It begins with Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Thursday, which is the start of the Easter Triduum. During Lent, we practice abstinence from meat on Fridays, and have several fast days; all to deprive ourselves of physical comforts as to open our hearts and minds more fully to the spiritual comfort that only God can fulfill.

Many Catholics will also give up certain luxuries as a form of penitence, or conversely add a spiritual discipline, such as increased prayer, participation in small faith-sharing groups, or practicing stations of the cross.

Here at Saint Gregory the Great we have many Lenten traditions and are ever-expanding to adopt new practices in order to deepen our faith and love in appreciation of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Please continue reading for some practical suggestions on how this year can become your best Lent ever!

***Please note; during lent all 4:00 pm Saturday Masses will be incense free.***


Contact:  Parish Office • 858-653-3540 •

Lent in Two Minutes

During this season of Lent, you are invited into the desert: a quiet place, with less of us and more of God.

Enjoy Busted Halo’s reflection on what Lent is all about.

Lenten Little Books

Reflections will be based on the first reading for daily Mass. Reflections begin February 14, 2021, and end Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Each Little Book has been carefully crafted to help you explore the depths of Scripture and deepen your relationship with Christ.

A Saint Gregory the Great favorite among parishioners!

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Annual Lenten Collection

Each year all parishes in the Diocese of San Diego are asked to participate in the Annual Lenten Collection. This collection raises funds for Catholic Relief Services, the Church in Africa, and the Church in Latin America. In addition to collection envelopes which we have placed in the back of the church, or in the parish office, you can also make your contribution through our diocesan webpage by clicking here.

Special collections provide an opportunity for us as individuals and as a parish faith community to reach out in solidarity and assist those in need elsewhere in the world. Monies raised by
this collection goes to help the Church in areas beyond our national borders.

In this light, we encourage you to join others in our parish and throughout the diocese in responding generously to this collection.

Questions? Contact the Diocese of San Diego 858-490-8290.