The following are reminders of the practices that are imposed upon us during the Lenten Season
ABSTINENCE: Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all.
FAST: Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of the 60th year are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs; together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juice are allowed.
HOLY COMMUNION: All Catholics who have made their First Communion are bound to receive Holy Communion during the Easter season. The Easter season is from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (May 31, 2015)