Days of Abstinence / Days of Fast

Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018) and Good Friday (March 30, 2018) are days of Abstinence (ages 14 and older) and Fast (ages 18-59).

All Fridays in Lent are days of Abstinence.

Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from these obligations, unless there are serious health problems.


Abstinence - refraining from eating meat

Fasting - one full meal a day, with two smaller meals and nothing between meals (liquids are permitted)

Weekly reading

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