Lent, Fasting, & AbstinenceFasting 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, March 6th, and Good Friday, April 19th 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.
We are excited to share this recording of Catholicism 101 with Fr. George! Fr. George leads a discussion about Lent. Have you ever been curious about Lent and why we do and don’t do certain things? Do you have questions about Lent you wish you could ask a priest?
Best Lent Ever 2019
We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.
Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness . . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
Stations of the Cross Will take place every Friday evening during Lent, beginning on Friday, March 8th.
7:00 PM ENGLISH 7:30 PM SPANISH
*We will not have the Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 29th – We invite you to come and see our featured Lenten Speaker – Dr. Edward Sri!
Acompáñanos a vivir la pasión de nuestro Señor Jesucristo que se llevara a cabo el día Viernes, 5 de Abril a partir de las 6:30 PM en el jardín de nuestra parroquia
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.
The Stations of the Cross are commonly found in churches as a series of 14 small icons or images. They can also appear in church yards arranged along paths. The stations are most commonly prayed during Lent on Wednesdays and Fridays, and especially on Good Friday, the day of the year upon which the events actually occurred.
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