Lent Begins Tomorrow

12 Feb

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the holy season of Lent.

It is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

Fasting allows for only one full meal to be taken during the day.  Two smaller meals are permitted, if necessary, to maintain strength according to one’s needs.  Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.  Fasting is to be observed by all Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday and who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday.

Abstinence is the practice of refraining from meat and meat  products.  Abstinence is to be practiced by all who are 14 years of age and older.

FAITH ACTION:  Spend the day thinking about how you can best enter the season of Lent.  What are you going to give up?  What positive good are you going to pledge to do?