Lent begins March 2, 2022 on Ash Wednesday. Mass and distribution of ashes will be at Noon and 7PM. There will be an 8AM and 5:30PM Mass at St. Patrick’s on Ash Wednesday. LENTEN FAST & ABSTINENCE Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are Fast days for Catholics from their 18th through 59th birthday.
Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for all who are over 14 years of age. “Fasting” means eating only one “full”/ regular meal during the day, making other meals smaller & no “snacks” (except beverages). People with fragile health, special medical conditions or other serious reasons are not required to fast.