March 1st, Ash Wednesday
Church in Central and Eastern Europe
“Remembering our brothers and sisters around the world who are struggling is a humbling way to begin the season of Lent,” said Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, chairman of the Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. “As we begin this penitential season, we remember those in Central and Eastern Europe who have made great sacrifices to keep the faith alive in their communities, and who share a legacy of faith with us through the many immigrants who came to America from these lands.”
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Here is a friendly reminder about fasting
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Lent begins March 1
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: healthy adults (including teens) are to eat ONE full meal only, and no meat. No snacking, and other meals needs to be small
On Fridays of Lent, no meat is to be eaten. Remember the spirit of this, don't replace your steak dinner with a lobster dinner, rather, go simple.
Through out Lent, is it to be a time of prayer, fasting and penitence. So make sure these are incoporated into your practices.
Many parishes have reconciliation services, check out our CALENDAR for dates, times and locations.
The more one puts into this, the more one gets out of it.