Saint Francis Lenten News 2013

Catholic observe Abstinence and Fasting during Lent that begins on Ash Wednesday Feb. 13.

Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed on all Fridays during Lent. This applies to all persons 14 and older. The law of fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday applies to all persons 18 or older and younger than 59. Fasting means that one full meatless meal per day may be eaten. Two other meatless meals may be taken sufficient to maintain strength, but together they should not equal a full meal. Liquids, including milk and fruit juice, may be taken between meals. If health or ability to work are affected, fasting does not oblige. Private, self-imposed observance of fasting on Lenten weekdays is strongly recommended. Pastors and parents should ensure that children who are not bound by the laws of fast and abstinence are taught an authentic sense of penance, conversion and reconciliation.

The Traditional Stations of the Cross will be prayed during Lent at 6PM in the Church. All are welcome to pray the outdoor stations built on the south edge of the parish plant. God Bless.