Ash Wednesday -Lent begins this Wednesday, February 22nd, 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 & Good Friday are Fast days for Catholics from their 18th through 59th birthday. Ash Wednesday & 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.