Lent begins on February 22, 2023 with Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.

What do we do during Lent?

Lent is a penitential time in which Catholics focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. St. Pius X has lots of events and opportunities to strengthen your faith this season. To keep up to date, follow us on Facebook and make sure that you are receiving our weekly emails. If you are not receiving our emails, please call the parish office 616.532.9344

Calendars of Events

SPX Lenten Calendar

Crossroads Schedule

Diocese of Grand Rapids

Events in DOGR


Stations of the Cross | Fridays at 7:00pm. On Good Friday, Stations will begin at noon.

Sacrament of Reconciliation | Thurs 4-5pm (Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 30) & Sat 4-4:45pm

Lenten Penance Service ~ March 7 | We will begin with Adoration and an Examination of Conscience followed by an opportunity for individual reconciliation.

“The Light Is On For You” ~ March 23 | Mass at 5:30pm & Reconciliation from 6:00-8:30pm

Pray for Our Candidates and Catechumens!

Hallow | Download the #1 Catholic app for prayer and meditation. Hallow+ is available to our parishioners for free through Easter. CLICK HERE to create an account.


Guidelines from the USCCB about fasting and abstaining from meat during Lent.


CRS Rice Bowl | Rice Bowls & Envelopes are available in the Gathering Area.

CSA (Catholic Services Appeal)

St. Pius X | Because we are a Stewardship parish, we are able to provide free and low cost programming for our parishioners.

Liturgy Schedule

Ash Wednesday

We will have Ash Wednesday Masses on March 2nd at 9:00am, Noon, and 7:00pm. In preparation, please bring your old palms to the Gathering Area starting February 12th. Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting.

Holy Week

Holy Thursday ~ April 6th

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00pm

Good Friday ~ April 7th

  • Stations of the Cross 12:00pm
  • Passion of the Lord with veneration of the cross 1:30pm

Holy Saturday ~ April 8th

  • Blessing of Baskets and Food – 10:30-11:00am
  • Holy Vigil for Easter – 9:00pm

Easter Sunday ~ April 9th

  • Masses at 8:30am & 10:30am