Lentsanity 2016


CONTACT: Leslie Prevish, 303-630-1893, [email protected]

FOCUS Lentsanity App Has New “Meat Police” Videos, Illustrated Guides, a MEGA Giveaway and Confession Week Features

DENVER, Colo., February 5, 2016 — FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is adding several new features to its Lentsanity app this Lenten season. The app features illustrated guides, daily Mass readings and reflective articles for Lent. The app-exclusive Meat Police Early Warning System sends reminders to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent. More than 32,000 people have downloaded the Lentsanity app since it launched for the 2014 Lenten season.

FOCUS is working with Life Teen and the Augustine Institute to put on the MEGA Giveaway contest, starting February 5, which will award 20 winners with Catholic Prize Packs, including the following: copies of A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis, FOCUS’ new “Origins” album, Ascend Mass Companion from Life Teen, “All For One” Pro Life Resource from Life Teen and a one-month subscription to FORMED.org. The contest ends February 12 at 11:59 p.m. There are ten ways to enter, two of which can be done every day by returning to the contest page.

For 2016, Lentsanity will also feature updated Fast Food Fish Sandwich ratings and the debut of two new “Meat Police” videos. “Meat Police” features popular detectives Angus and Asada, who take Lent to the streets and make sure people stay away from meat on Fridays. The latest video will premiere during the second week of Lent. Catch up on Season One now at focus.org/lentsanity.

The Lentsanity app will share nine illustrated guides to the faith — including three brand new guides:

·         10 Types of Ashes You Might Get on Ash Wednesday

·         Illustrated Guide to Lenten Fasting and Abstinence

·         Illustrated Guide to Lectio Divina

·         Illustrated Guide to Solemnities, Feasts and Memorials

·         Illustrated Guide to the Triduum

·         Illustrated Guide to the Paschal Candle

·         NEW: Illustrated Guide to the Stations of the Cross (released February 18)

·         NEW: Illustrated Guide to Confession (released February 21)

·         NEW: Illustrated Guide to Acts of Mercy (released March 7)

The Confession Week features will start February 21 with a #ConfessionConfession mini campaign to inspire people to share their experiences with the sacrament. It will include a contest for creating and sharing #ConfessionConfession videos. In addition to the new Illustrated Guide to Confession, the app and website will include a Confession FAQ and Examination of Conscience megapost with links to different types of examinations.

Download the Lentsanity app in the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app can also be accessed at focus.org/lentsanity. Sign up for “The Week’s Best of Lentsanity” email updates for weekly inspiration and an exclusive Easter surprise for email subscribers.


FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) is a national outreach founded in 1998 that invites college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same. During the 2015 – 2016 academic year, more than 500 missionaries are serving full-time on 113 college campuses in 36 states and Washington, D.C. More than 20,000 FOCUS alumni have been prepared to evangelize parishes throughout the U.S. Within this number, 547 have made decisions to pursue Catholic religious vocations. By 2022, FOCUS expects to launch 75,000 alumni into America’s 17,000+ Catholic parishes. FOCUS missionaries are typically recent college graduates who devote two or more years of their post-collegiate lives to reach out to peers on campus. To learn more, visit us at www.focus.org.