LENT AND THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM, 2014
Fasting and Abstinence Regulations All Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. All Catholics between ages 18 and 59, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
To fast means to eat only one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken for good health but together they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted; however, liquids including coffee, milk and fruit juices are allowed.
THE OBSERVANCE OF THE LITURGICAL SEASON
Lent and the Sacrament of Reconciliation The faithful should be clearly and positively encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Penance during Lent. The Archbishop has asked the priests of the Archdiocese to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation generously available throughout Lent. (Saturdays, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM). Penance Service for St. Mary’s will be on April 8th @ 7:00 PM with 10 confessors [English and Spanish available].)
Thought for Lent 2014
This is something striking about the Gospels:
Jesus is often walking and he teaches
his disciples along the way. This is important.
Jesus did not come to teach a philosophy, an ideology,
but rather a 'way', a journey to be undertaken with him, and
we learn the way as we go, by walking. Yes, dear brothers, this
is our joy: to walk with Jesus.
Gratefully, Father Philip Waibel, OSB, Pastor