Lent begins Wednesday, February 22nd. As we prepare for our Lenten journey, below are the Guidelines for Fasting and Abstinence, and our Lenten schedule:
Guidelines for Fasting and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule, February 22
Holy Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 A.M. and 5:30 P.M., with the Distribution of Ashes at both Masses.
Please join us at 5:00 P.M. during the Fridays of Lent (2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 & 3/31) as we pray and meditate on The Way of the Cross. On 3/24, the Stations will be led by our Faith Formation students, followed by a Soup and Bread Supper in the Parish Hall. All are welcome!
CRS Rice Bowls and complimentary “Daily Reflections for Lent—Not By Bread Alone” booklets will be distributed the weekend of February 18 & 19.
Let us pray together, as a community of faith, that this Lenten Season will be a time of faith development and growth in the Spirit for us, for all who gather here, and especially for those who have lost their way in faith.