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ST JUDE LENTEN SEASON
All people who are 7 years of age and over should take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation all year, but especially during Lent. Please attend the Sacrament during these times so that you are prepared for Holy Week and Easter. You may attend any Church you want to accept God’s love, understanding and forgiveness.
FAST AND ABSTINENCE:
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older up to their 59th birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to one’s needs, but together should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices are allowed.
Abstinence is observed by all 14 years old and older. No meat is allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not apply. When in doubt, our Pastor should be consulted.
Fasting, alms giving, and prayer are the 3 traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of renewal of baptism at Easter.