Fasting and Abstinence rules for Lent

You are reminded of the church’s laws for fast and abstinence during Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday.  

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting. Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are permitted one full meal and two lesser meals per day (which together should not equal one full meal), with no eating between meals.   

Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Catholics who are 14 years or older, should abstain from meat entirely. Soups and gravies made from meat are permitted.  

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