Ash Wednesday Mass: 7:30 am – St. Patrick Church
More Lenten Information
Care for the Needy
Embrace Operation Rice Bowl, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, and discover a way to integrate your prayer, self-denial and acts of charity. More info here.
A Way of the Cross for Justice and Mercy
(station reflections by Fr. M. Keith LaBove)
A variety of Lenten resources from Ignatian Spirituality
Arts and Faith for the Rest of Lent (Year B)
The Lenten Schedule of Masses is:
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m.
Way of the Cross: Fridays 7:00 a.m.
Fast and Abstinence
The regulations on Lenten fast and abstinence are:
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, those who are 18 but not yet 60 are allowed only one full meal. Two smaller meals are allowed as needed, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
Abstinence from Meat
Those who are 14 years of age or older are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
Recipes from Operation Rice Bowl
A few years ago, Catholic Relief Services added a new feature to its annual Lenten Rice Bowl program. In addition to encouraging participants to donate money to combat hunger and poverty, CRS introduced recipes from various countries that it helps, encouraging people to try the meatless meals during Lent.
Seventy-five percent of the money raised by CRS Rice Bowl goes to fight poverty and hunger in nearly 100 countries worldwide; the remaining 25 percent assists local hunger efforts. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the CRS Rice Bowl Program. On Palm Sunday, the Rice Bowl is brought to Mass.