The Holy Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 2nd. There will be two Masses: 12 Noon at St. Elizabeth and 6 pm here at St. Emeric. We are asked to turn to the Lord with our hearts and repentance all the time, but during Lent this call is highlighted more. To keep this on our minds, some of the Masses will be celebrated facing God as was done in Advent. Also, we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 10:45am before Sunday Mass. May we all have a spiritually fruitful season of Lent. -Fr. Bona
A Review of Lenten Regulations for Latin Catholics:
1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.
2. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
3. The obligation to abstain from meat commences at 14 years old.
4. The obligation to fast commences at 18 years of age and ends at 59 years of age.