First Week of Lent: How to Face Temptation

The Ascension Lenten Companion: Year B

Follow along with The Ascension Lenten Companion: Year B E-Book—a daily prayer resource that will help readers discover what it is that God is offering them this Lent.

This week, Fr. Mark Toups reminds us that there is a tempter on the other end of every temptation. If we want to rid our lives of sin, we’re going to have to go deep with God this Lent. Very deep. Things might get really personal. But we can trust in Jesus who loves us enough to go there with us.

Meet Fr. Mark Toups

Ordained in 2001, Fr. Mark Toups is a priest for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, where he serves the Diocese as Director of Seminarians. In addition, Fr. Toups works with the Institute for Priestly Formation, specializing in communications, development, and spiritual direction.

Fr. Toups has also served as pastor of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Houma, LA and St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Thibodaux, LA. He received his Master’s of Divinity from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. A college graduate of Nicholls State University, he is a native of Houma, LA.