Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Let us return with great hope to special days for fasting, praying, and giving. Sing Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13,14 and 17 as a special prayer for this Lent.
Rice Bowls —Begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Lenten Mass & Services: Note the following ....
⧫ Please note the Evening Weekday Mass Time will change to 6:30 pm during Lent.
⧫ Stations of the Cross will be held on Friday’s during Lent at 1:45 pm and 6:00 pm. (6:30 pm Lenten Weekday Mass to follow after Stations of Cross)
⧫ Evening Prayer Service every Sunday at 7:00 pm during Lent. in church. Please join us.
Lenten fast and abstinence regulationsAbstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent (for those 14 and older) is required by Church law. Also, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting: those between the ages of 18 and 59 should eat less, meaning, take no solid food between meals and only one full meal that day. Serious health conditions excuse a person from these precepts.
Pastors and parents are encouraged by the law of the Church to ensure that minors who are not bound by the law of fast and abstinence are educated nonetheless in an authentic sense of penance.
Following the implementation of the revised Code of Canon Law on November 27, 1983, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in the United States determined that the rules of fast and abstinence which have existed for the last several years in this country be maintained. Namely, that the faithful observe suitable penitential practices on all Fridays throughout the year. These penitential practices need not include abstaining from meat. However, as indicated above, the faithful must not eat meat on all the Fridays of Lent as well as on Ash Wednesday. They must also observe faithfully the fast regulations as they have been stated above in accord with the universal law of the Church (Cf. Code of Canon Law, Canons 1250-1252).