Lent is Underway!
We pray that, even against the backdrop of Pandemic, your Lent is off to a good start.
Let us continue to deepen our own relationship with Jesus, our Savior, and re-connect with one another.
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Fasting, Almsgiving, and Prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and Catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for Baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.
Ash Wednesday (2/17) & Good Friday(4/2) are days of Fasting and Abstinence.
The Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence.
ABSTINENCE is to be observed by all who are 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
FASTING is to be observed by all who are 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.
Between the Good Friday Service and the Easter Vigil or Easter Morning Masses, the Paschal Fast”should take place. The space that is created by the Paschal Fast makes room for the watching and praying that lead the church through Good Friday and Holy Saturday and into the night of the Vigil.