Lent is a special time, as we prepare through prayer, penance, almsgiving, and self-denial to honor our Lord’s ultimate sacrifice for us. Each year during Lent, we ask parishes and people to participate in the Lenten Cross in support of the House of Mercy in Manassas. The Lenten Cross contains scores of tags. On each tag is a financial, physical, or spiritual act of Mercy to complete on behalf of the Poor we serve. We receive baby car seats, shoes, food, diapers, and paper goods for distribution to our clients.