LENT 2005


Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 9th.


Ashes will be distributed during the 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM Masses.

Prayer Service and distribution of ashes at 12:00 noon and 7:00 PM




1.         The days of both Fast and Abstinence during

Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The other Fridays of Lent are days of



On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is

permitted. Those between the ages of 18

and 59 are obliged to fast.


On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be

eaten. Those who have reached the age of

14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.


2.         The obligation to observe the laws of Fast

and Abstinence “substantially”, or as a

whole, is a serious obligation.


3.         The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are

designated as days of penance, but each

individual may substitute for the traditional

abstinence from meat some other practice

of voluntary self-denial as penance.


4.         The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept

(Easter Duty*) extends from the First

Sunday of Lent, February 13, 2005 to the

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, May 22, 2005



*Canon 920, 1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.