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Lenten regulations for Fasting and Abstinence

Here are the Church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent:

  • Everyone 14 years of age or older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.
  • Everyone between the ages of 18 and 60 years of age, is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  • On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
  • Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from these prescribed minimal penitential practices.

Ash Wednesday – February 26

Mass Times: 8:45am St. Martin| 5:00pm St. Martin | 6:30pm St. Martin

The ashes placed on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday remind us of our own mortality and of the call to repentance. Lent reminds us that God is gracious and merciful to those who come to him with contrite hearts.

Reconciliation: Tuesdays 6:00pm – St. Martin; Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm St. Walburga

Lenten Penance Service March 24 7:00p-St.Martin Church

This season is one of penance, reflection, prayer, almsgiving and fasting in order that we can prepare ourselves to better celebrate and live Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday and beyond. God’s divine mercy is a central theme of Lent. The priceless gift of God’s mercy is highlighted and celebrated by the Church in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Reconciliation: Tuesdays 6:00pm – St. Martin; Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm St. Walburga

Stations of the CrossFriday’s during Lent: 7:00pm St. Martin

The Stations of the Cross provide us with great material for prayer and meditation. Tracing Jesus’s journey from condemnation to crucifixion and meditating on Christ’s passion can help us become more like Him in imitating His virtues of obedience, humility, charity, patience and perseverance.

Easter Triduum:

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00pm St. Martin

Good Friday: 3:00pm St. Martin | 7:00pm St. Walburga

Easter Vigil Holy Saturday: 8:00pm St. Walburga

Easter Sunday: 8:00am & 10:00am St. Martin