Ash Wednesday – Beginning of Lent
Fast: All Catholics between the ages 18-59 are required fast (canon 97 ): To limit themselves to one full meal; two small meals are permitted to maintain strength which must not add up to one full meal; no food between meals. Abstinence: All Catholics over 14 years old are required to abstain from eating meat and meat products on Ash Wednesday and on the Fridays of Lent.In addition, Catholics should practice some form of self-denial every day throughout Lent to prepare for Easter. Also, you can set aside 5 minutes each day to read the Gospels.
· Masses on Ash Wednesday at 7:00 am, 8:15 am, 12:00 pm and 7:15 pm.
No 5:30 pm Mass
(Ashes will be distributed during all Masses).