Ash Wednesday

February 22, 2023

6:30 am Mass

8:30 am Mass

Noon Mass

5:30 pm Liturgy of The Word

7:30 pm Mass – Livestreamed


Lent: Fasting and Abstinence

The season of Lent is a time in which we do penance and prepare ourselves for the wonder of Easter.  We pray more.  We make a greater effort to financially help those in need (almsgiving).  We make special effort to make amends for our sinfulness (penance), and we curb our physical desires by restricting our intake of food (fasting and abstinence). Fasting  means that we eat only one full meatless meal and two smaller meals with no snacking in between meals.  This obligation is applied on Ash Wednesday ( beginning of Lent) and Good Friday.  This law applies to Catholics aged 18-59.

Abstinence means that we eat no meat, including poultry or meat by-products. We observe abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays in Lent. This regulation applies   to all Catholics over the age of 14. People who are ill or have particular medical conditions, and women who are pregnant, are not obligated to observe these regulations.