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Fast and Abstinence

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 to 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.

The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding from age 14 onwards.

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A Note from Fr. Mansfield

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7PM; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8:30-11PM. Good Friday: the Veneration of the Cross, 3PM. Holy Saturday: the Easter Vigil Mass, 8PM. Easter Sunday: Mass, 8AM; Mass, 10AM; Easter Egg Hunt, 11:20ish. There will be no 5PM Mass on Easter Sunday. 

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7PM; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8:30-11PM. Good Friday: the Veneration of the Cross, 3PM. Holy Saturday: the Easter Vigil Mass, 8PM. Easter Sunday: Mass, 8AM; Mass, 10AM; Easter Egg Hunt, 11:20ish. There will be no 5PM Mass on Easter Sunday. 

CONFESSIONS

Here are the additional confession times: Monday, 6 PM; Tuesday, 6 PM; Wednesday, 6 PM. Fr. James Marshall will assist with confessions on Wednesday evening. 

CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE

Pray for the conversion of any Catholic who either belongs to or supports a group called Catholics for Choice. Catholics for Choice is a collection of angry Catholics whose agenda is to distort and/or negate the teachings of Christ and His Church. In no way does any member of Catholics for Choice represent the Church. 

Lent Resources 2015

Information about Fast and Abstinence from the USCCB: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is…

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