Lent Starts: Ash Wednesday on March 5

ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014 -besides the morning Mass at 8:30 am there will be Mass at 7:00 p.m. with the distribution of ashes at both Masses.

FAST AND ABSTINENCE FOR LENT: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence as is Good Friday. On those days you may not 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 those from 18 to 59 years of age. Abstinence (no flesh meat allowed) binds those 14 years old and up.

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