Fast and Abstinence
Abstinence (No Meat)
Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of abstinence (meatless meals) for Catholics age 14 and up.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence.
When fasting, a person is permitted one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.
Fasting is obligatory from age 18 until 59.
Operation Rice Bowl
Five minutes a day of
... means an enriched Lenten Journey for your family and lifesaving aid around the world. Pick up a CRS Rice Bowl in the Commons this Ash Wednesday and join our parish in a journey of solidarity this Lent. Click here for meatless recipes from all over the world, provided by CRS!
Care for Creation
Lent is a time for prayer, fasting, and more intentional sharing. A form of 'fasting' is to be mindful of our use of resources. This year, our church is joining with many others in heeding the call to be stewards of God’s Creation. May this calendar remind us to be more mindful of the ways that our daily habits impact both “our common home” and all those with whom we share it. May we answer God’s call to be faithful stewards.
Do You Want to Fast for Lent? Words attributed to Pope Francis
Fast from hurting words ...and say kind words
Fast from sadness ...and be filled with gratitude
Fast from anger ...and be filled with patience
Fast from pessimism ...and be filled with hope
Fast from worries ...and have trust in God
Fast from complaints ...and contemplate simplicity
Fast from pressures ...and be prayerful
Fast from bitterness ...and fill your hearts with joy
Fast from selfishness ...and be compassionate to others
Fast from grudges ...and be reconciled
Fast from words ...and be silent so you can listen