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Lenten Fasting & Abstinence


Meatless *Fish Only*

(No chicken, pork, or beef.)

Required ages 14 and up.


One full meal - OR - two smaller meals that together equal a full meal.

Required ages 18-59. Serious health issues exempted.


(Every day of Lent)

Fasting from additional favorite food or drink;

Limiting or giving up activities or other comforts;

Offering extra prayers or good deeds to help form better habits while eliminating sinful ones.

Strongly encouraged for all ages.

* All above applies also to Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday until after the Easter Vigil or Easter Day Mass *

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