Lenten Regulations on Fast and Abstinence

Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.


Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.


Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015 and Good Friday, April 3, 2015, are days of fast and abstinence. All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.


Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.

Fridays Soup Suppers and Stations of the Cross


Soup Suppers, 6:15pm in the Commons

Stations of the Cross, 7pm

in the Worship Area


February 21 – Host Worship Committee & Women’s Group

February 27 – Host:  Pastoral Council

March 6 – Host: Christian Formation K-5

March 13 – Host: Music Ministry

March 20 – Host: Saturday Men’s Group and Knight of Columbus

March 27 – Host: Youth Group

April 3 -Good Friday, Outdoor Stations, 3pm