Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.
All Catholics age 14 and older are obliged to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent.
If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the paschal fast to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.
Fr. Leo Video Challenge!
You have watched our video promos over the past year, now we want to see yours! All you have to do is purchase one of Fr. Leo’s books (available in the narthex), prepare one of the recipes as a family and make a two minute video showing your meal creation and sharing what graces or inspirations you experienced while preparing it. Videos should be published on YouTube and the LINK sent via email to email@example.com by March 19. In addition to bragging rights, the winning family will receive a photo op with Fr. Leo a cash prize of $50 and brunch for 6 people at the Hyatt Lodge!
Books are available for a discounted rate of $15!
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