Day of Fasting and Abstinence. 7:30 am and 7:30 pm Masses
There will be blessing and imposition of ashes at the beginning of each Mass. Parishioners are reminded that Abstinence and Fasting must be observed on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday. Abstinence binds (i.e. is obligatory for) those who have completed their 14th year; the law of fasting binds those 18 to 59. Only one normal-sized, meatless meal is permitted on such days. Two smaller, snack-like meals are permitted in order to maintain strength, such that if combined they would not equal a full meal.