Ash Wednesday Announcement from the Archdiocese

This year, the largely secular celebration of Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) coincides with Ash Wednesday and some have inquired if a dispensation from the obligations to fast and abstain from meat will be given. Catholics throughout the world recognize Ash Wednesday as the solemn beginning of a period of prayerful reflection and penance, as is […]

Lenten Regulations

LENTEN REGULATIONS (from February 14, Ash Wednesday, to the Paschal Triduum) ABSTINENCE from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. FASTING is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not […]