February 10, 2016 is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Season of Lent. While a Catholic is under no obligation to attend Mass on Ash Wednesday, it is a most exemplary way to begin this season of prayer and deeper conversion.
Masses for Ash Wednesday are as follows:
(There is no Vigil Mass for Ash Wednesday)
Wednesday, February 10th
7:00 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.; and 7:00 p.m.
Ashes are distributed following the homily of the Mass.
ASH WEDNESDAY – A DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE
Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016, is a day of fast and abstinence. The practice of fasting means eating only one full meal on a prescribed day of fast supplemented with two smaller meals eaten on the same day. All Catholics who have reached their 18th birthday and have not yet reached their 60th birthday are obligated to fast.
The practice of Abstinence means the abstaining from eating meat. Abstinence begins for all Catholics when they reach their 14th birthday. There is no age when the obligation to abstain from eating meat stops. Catholics are required to practice abstinence from meat as long as their health permits. Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
You are invited . . .
to discover more about the dynamic practice of Ignatian Spirituality,
a spirituality that helps us to be open to the call of God in our life.
4 Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
St. Anthony of Padua Church
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Feb. 23, 2016 Is it Possible to Find God
in All Things?
March 1, 2016 How Can I Love as God
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