Ash Wednesday TOMORROW
Ash Wednesday Masses are at
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, and 7 PM
In order foster a spirit of repentance and unite ourselves more closely to Christ, Church law requires the observance of Abstinence and Fasting (CIC - Code of Canon Law, 1249-1253).
: All persons, 14 years and older, are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.
: Everyone from ages 18 to 59 is obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Voluntary fasting on other weekdays of Lent, especially on Wednesdays and Fridays, is highly recommended. Fasting is generally understood to mean that one full meal may be eaten. Two other small meals may be eaten, but together they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, neither the law of fasting nor the law of abstinence obliges. If in doubt, one’s parish priest or confessor should be consulted. Airport workers, travelers, and others while on board ships or airplanes are dispensed from the laws of fast and abstinence for the duration of their journey (except on Good Friday). It is desirable that they perform some other pious act instead. Other forms of fasting, including abstinence from alcoholic beverages, television, video games, the internet and social media, is spiritually beneficial and strongly encouraged.
on Tuesday, March 5 at 3:00PM