Lent is the perfect time to turn back to God and make a fresh start. Watch out for news of Lenten services and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in your parish, school, or chaplaincy. Our Google Map can help you find your way. There might also be Stations of the Cross organised, or you can pray them yourself in any church - just ask for help if you need it. Don't forget that it's Christ's example we try to follow!
Glasgow's very own Lentfest 2012 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Look out for the play "The Martrydom of St. John Ogilvie" which opens on his feast day (Saturday 10th March) then tours around the Archdiocese. Two other events are especially geared towards young people: the film premiere of "Doonby" at the Inner Light Film Festival (Saturday 3rd March), and fire.cloud's "1000 hearts" in Clydebank and Dennistoun (Monday 19th March).
If you read anything this Lent, Pope Benedict's message is full of wisdom and helps us reflect on the true meaning of charity. Why not follow the Pope on Twitter throughout this season? @pope2youvatican gets daily tweets direct from His Holiness himself.
As for bitesize inspiration on the go, Busted Halo's "Fast Pray Give" calendar has something for every day until Easter. (It's like an Advent calendar... except it's for Lent. And there's no chocolate.) Bookmark it on your phone or computer! There are also thoughts for the day from the Archdiocese, which you can access by liking on Facebook (/ArchdioceseofGlasgow) or following on Twitter (@ArchdiocGlasgow).
Don't forget that money saved by all that fasting and abstaining is no longer yours... it belongs in the hands of those who need it most. Lent is more than a second chance to keep New Year's Resolutions! Find out what SCIAF will do with the contents of your Wee Box this Lent - it all adds up.
Fasting - prayer - almsgiving: make sure you get a bit of everything! Happy Lent!