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Ash Wednesday – March 1, 2017 – Schedule of Masses

ASH WEDNESDAY

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Below is the schedule of Masses. Everyone is welcome to any of them.

8:00am – Church

9:45am – Church (School Mass)

5:00pm – Church

6:40pm – Church Basement (PREP Mass)

7:30pm – Church

 

ASH WEDNESDAY – DAY OF FASTING & ABSTINENCE
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting (for ages 18 to 59) and abstinence (for age 14 onwards).  In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. These practices help eliminate our attachments to material things and open us up spiritually to God.