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[Catholic_center] Fwd: Ash Wednesday Schedule

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*​LENTEN INSTRUCTION*
     So that the Church of Metuchen may be spiritually one in a common
observance of Lent, the following is to be observed by all Catholics of the
Diocese who enjoy the blessings of good health:
     The days of fast and abstinence are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. All
other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. To fast in the Catholic
tradition means to limit oneself to one full meal during the day so as to
experience hunger. The obligation to fast applies only to Catholics between
the ages of 18 and 59. The obligation of abstinence in the Catholic
tradition means to abstain from meat and all meat products. All Catholics
aged 14 and older are included.
    From the Evening Mass of The Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday until the
celebration of the Easter Vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday, the Easter
Fast should be observed so that, with uplifted and welcoming hearts, we may
be ready to celebrate the joys of the Resurrection.
     The obligation of fast and abstinence, as a whole, is a serious
obligation. While failure to observe any penitential day in itself may not
be considered serious, the failure to observe any
penitential days at all, or a substantial number of them, without good
cause, would be considered grave matter.
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