Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rules for Lenten Fast and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. All Catholics who have reached age 18 and are not yet 60 are required to fast on these days. All Catholics who are age 14 and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
 
Fast and Abstinence Requirements for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
 
--Eat only one regular size meal.
--Eat two smaller meals (or less) that do not equal your main meal.
--Do not eat or snack between meals.
--Do not eat any meat, soup made with meat, gravy, or broth, or any other dish prepared with meat.
 
However, if you cannot, for health reasons, fast think of another sacrifice you can make on those days. My son is a type 1 diabetic, he is now 18 but he can not fast. I suggested that he "abstain" from his iPod and computer for the day. That is a sacrifice for him.

Let's not forget the most important things to remember during Lent: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving.

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