2021 Ash Wednesday and Lent

Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17) Mass Times

  • 6:30 am – Mass
  • 8:00 am – Mass
  • 12:15 pm – Liturgy of the Word with Imposition of Ashes
  • 5:15 pm – Mass

Fridays of Lent – Mass and Stations of the Cross

On the Fridays of Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 pm (in addition to the usual 8:00 am Mass) and Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 6:00 pm.


Fasting and Abstinence in Lent

Lent is a season of penance, and fasting and abstinence are essential means by which we celebrate the Lenten season. The laws of the Catholic Church (canons 1251-1252 of the Code of Canon Law) on fasting and abstinence are as follows:

Abstinence

All Catholics 14 years and older are obliged to abstain from eating flesh meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent.

Fasting

Catholics aged 18 to 59 inclusive are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  On these days of fasting, one full meal is permitted as well as two smaller meals that, if combined, would be less than a full meal.