"Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life..." -- Pope Benedict XVI
February 14th, 8:30 AM English Mass with blessing and imposition of ashes 6:30 PM Traditional Latin Mass with blessing and imposition of the ashes
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday during Lent 6:00 PM
Laws of Days of Abstinence: Current Practice * Begins on one’s 14th birthday. * Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. * Obliges abstention from flesh meat.
Laws of Days of Penance: Current Practice * Applies to all the Faithful. * Lent and Fridays outside of Lent
Laws of Days of Fast: Current Practice * Applies to everyone aged 18 to 59, inclusive. * One full meal permitted and two other meals may be taken which, when combined, are less than a full meal. * Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
The obligation to do penance is lifted on Fridays which are also celebrated as a solemnity. The following is a list of Solemnities in the New Rite which can fall on a Friday: * January 1: Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God; Solemnity of the Epiphany * March 19: Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of Mary * March 25: Solemnity of the Annunciation * June 24: Solemnity of Saint John the Baptist * June 29: Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul * August 15: Solemnity of the Assumption * November 1: Solemnity of All Saints * December 8: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception * December 25: Solemnity of Christmas * Principal patron of a place (city, state, nation) * Dedication of a particular church and the anniversary * The Title, founder, or principal patron of a religious order or congregation
Laws of Days of Abstinence: The Discipline of 1962 * Applies on one’s 7th birthday. * Complete Abstinence: all Fridays of the year, Ash Wednesday, the Vigil of Christmas. * Partial Abstinence (meat and soup or gravy made from meat permitted once a day at the principle meal): all the days of Lent, the Ember Days of Wednesday, and Saturday, and the Vigils of Pentecost and the Assumption. * Abstinence from meat is dispensed on Holy Days of Obligation
Laws of Fast: The Discipline of 1962 * Applies for those aged 21 to 59, inclusive. * Days of Lent from Ash Wednesday inclusive, Ember Days, and Vigils of Christmas, Pentecost, and the Assumption. * One full meal permitted and two other meals may be taken which, when combined, are less than a full meal.
Laws of the Eucharistic Fast: Current Legislation Under the New Code of Canon Law, the Fast for Holy Communion is one hour before the reception of the Holy Eucharist. However, in the document reducing the fast to one hour, the Pope has encouraged those who were able to maintain the previous discipline.
The Law of the Eucharistic Fast: The Discipline of 1962 The complete fast from all food and drink (except water or medicine) for three hours before the reception of Holy Communion. In the document reducing the fast to three hours, the Pope still encouraged those who were able to maintain the midnight fast which was the previous discipline
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