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.
ACTS OF VOLUNTARY SELF-DENIAL:
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