Lent is quickly approaching and a few gentle reminders may be needed.
1. ABSTINENCE: All persons 14-59 years of age are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday (Feb.17th) and all on Fridays of Lent.
2. FASTING: All persons 18-59 years of age are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting is understood to mean eating one full meal and two partial meals.
3. PRAYER: All Catholics are urged to read and pray from sacred Scripture and/or to participate in other devotions. Pray more frequently and fervently, individually, as families and in common with others.
4.CHARITY: Support the charitable works of the church, including the ordinary stewardship within your parish.