If you don't yet have a "plan" or direction for Lent perhaps this could be a great start! Fr Mitch Pacwa supports the Lenten mercy challenge...practical, merciful, realistic.
“God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools…and he has not been disappointed.… If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.” (Justice Scalia at a Speech at Living the Catholic Faith conference, 2012.)
"Scalia, a Catholic, had a great love for the faith and was known to drive long distances to attend traditional masses in Latin. He was often ridiculed for his faith but that did not diminish the view of the faith for his children. His son Paul is a Catholic priest."
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
I'm a Catholic priest and Army chaplain currently serving in parishes and part time National Guard. I was a prior service enlisted soldier in field artillery and armor before I heard the call and took the plunge into the ministerial priesthood. From M1 tanker to priest and chaplain all by the grace of God...never underestimate the power of God in a sinner's life.