ASH WEDNESDAY this year is on FEBRUARY 13, 2013. Besides the morning Mass at 8:30 am, there will also be Mass at 7:00 p.m. for people coming from work. There will be distribution of ashes during both Masses.
FAST AND ABSTINENCE FOR LENT: Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and exercising abstinence, just like Good Friday. On those special days, Catholics are asked not to substitute acts of charity or piety in place of abstinence. Normally, Fridays of the year are days of abstinence from meat, but Catholics may substitute special acts of piety or charity. The requirement to fast binds the faithful aged 18 to 59 years old. Abstinence (no flesh meat allowed) binds those 14 years old and up.