Feb 28, 2017
As we begin Lent, we will hear the urgings to practice Penance, Almsgiving, and Prayer. There are many ways and means of doing penance: prayer, acts of self-denial, almsgiving and works of personal charity. Here are a few suggestions of some positive steps that we might undertake to bring our relationships with each other, and God, to a more harmonious place.
As Lent approaches, we always get questions about the Fast and Abstinence regulations of the Church. In brief, Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast (one simple meal and two small meals that do not in total match the main meal) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In addition, all Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.
Have a Blessed Lent!