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LENT Q & A
Q. I understand that Catholics ages 18 to 59 should fast on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday, but what exactly are the rules for these fasts?
A. Fasting on these days means we can have only one full, meatless meal. Some food can be taken at the other regular meal times if necessary, but combined they should be less than a full meal. Liquids are allowed at any time, but no solid food should be consumed between meals.
Q. Are there exemptions other than for age from the requirement to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday?
A. Those that are excused from fast and abstinence outside the age limits include the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Also excluded are pregnant or nursing women. In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons should not further jeopardize their health by fasting.
As we prepare to rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we offer you the opportunity to express your love for a fellow child of God. Traditionally, we adorn our Church sanctuary with palms and lilies. If you would like to honor a family member, friend, teacher, neighbor, co-worker, employer, employee, care-giver or if you wish to memorialize a loved one whose memory you treasure, please complete the form below and enclose with your donation of $10 or more. If you are a registered parishioner an envelope was in your March envelope packet. If you are not registered, there are envelopes at the Church doors. Please drop your envelope in the collection basket or deliver to the Church office no later than March 31st. The names of those remembered will be published in the April 12th bulletin.