Ash Wednesday & Good Friday: 

Days of Fast & Abstinence

Limit of one full meal on these days for Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive.


All Fridays in Lent:  Days of Abstinence. 

For all Catholics who have reached their 14th year.


Weekdays of Lent:  There is no obligation to fast.  However,

voluntary acts of self-denial are recommended.


Easter Duty Obligation:  After they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, Catholics are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. This precept should be fulfilled during the Easter Season.  Catholics are also bound to confess serious (mortal) sins at least once a year, but this is not

limited to the Lenten/Easter Season.



May include, in addition to fasting:  Participation in daily Mass, spiritual studies, Lenten Devotions, Stations of the Cross,

saying the Rosary, deeds of mercy and kindness.


Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest:

To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds; To toil and not to seek for rest;  To labor and not ask for a reward  Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.   

St. Ignatius Loyola


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