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Preparing for Lent

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Being Accountable For Our Sins

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Father Acervo's Corner

Father Acervo’s Corner: March 2, 2014

1. This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday which begins the holy season of Lent.  The law of our Church says that we are to abstain from meat on all the Fridays during Lent and to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  By abstinence, we mean that we are to refrain from eating the meat of mammals or fowl.  Fish is allowed.  The rule of abstinence applies to those who are fourteen years and older.  Fasting consists of taking one full meal and two smaller meals that together must be smaller than the full meal.  No snacking between meals is allowed, but water, milk, tea, coffee, and juices are permissible.  Catholics between the ages of eighteen and fifty-nine are obliged to fast, although anyone outside of these ages can participate in fasting.

When we fast, we acknowledge that we…

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