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Posted on February 14, 2018 13:53

Ash Wednesday & Good Friday: Days of Fast & Abstinence

Limit of one full meal on these days for Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive. All Fridays in Lent: Days of Abstinence. For all Catholics who have reached their 14th year. Weekdays of Lent: There is no obligation to fast. However, voluntary acts of self-denial are recommended. Easter Duty Obligation: After they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, Catholics are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. This precept should be fulfilled during the Easter Season. Catholics are also bound to confess serious (mortal) sins at least once a year, but this is not limited to the Lenten/Easter Season.

ACTS OF VOLUNTARY SELF-DENIAL: May include, in addition to fasting: Participation in daily Mass, spiritual studies, Lenten Devotions, Stations of the Cross, saying the Rosary, deeds of mercy and kindness.

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“Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest: To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds; To toil and not to seek for rest; To labor and not ask for a reward Save that knowing that we do Thy will.” —St. Ignatius Loyola 

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