Face Forward
Office of Vocations
Diocese of Columbus


Today is Ash Wednesday. All too often the faithful look at Lent with a bit of dread; a time of sacrifice and soul searching. Perhaps we got it backwards. Any successful athlete, actor, actress, musician, businessman etc. knows that before one can succeed they have to...

What Is Lent?

Lent has two purposes to prepare catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.  The catechumens are being prepared for the Sacraments of Initiation and the faithful are being more attentive to the Word of God, prayer and penance for their renewal of...