Ash Wednesday

February 28th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized

MARCH 1st MASS TIMES
7:00am Girard
12/noon Arma
6:30pm Girard

LENTEN FAST, ABSTINENCE REGULATIONS

March 1 is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten & Good Friday are days of FASTING: Catholics, from the 18th birthday up to the 59th birthday (the beginning of the 60th year) are obliged to fast, that is, take only one full meal and two lesser meals, with nothing to eat in between meals. Drinking fluids is not contrary to the practice of fasting. Additionally, Ash Wednesday, All Fridays of Lent & Good Friday are days of ABSTAINING: All Catholics, beginning with the 14th birthday, are obliged to abstain from eating meat. People who are unable to practice bodily penance, due to pregnancy, illness, or hard physical labor may choose another form of penance or charity. The Church urges that works of penance be linked to works of charity – for example, using the money saved on less expensive meals or giving up snacks to feed the poor.

PSR ON ASH WEDNESDAY

We will have PSR class on Ash Wednesday, immediately
following 6:30 pm Mass. Please be advised that class start time will likely be delayed and all students should go to the church to begin PSR. Parents, please remember that students should NOT be sitting in their cars in the parking lot upon arrival, they should go to the church unless class has already begun.

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