Lenten Season — Stations of the Cross and Days of Fast and Abstinence

season-of-lent_1421936390Lenten Season

Fridays of Lent

5:30 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross and

Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner in the California Room

ABSTINENCE—Is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence.

FASTING—In addition to abstinence, fasting is to be observed by all Catholics between the ages of 18-59 years (inclusive) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On days of fasting, one full meal is allowed. Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed. If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of self-denial that are suitable to their condition