Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday

 The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

During Mass, as a sign of repentance, ashes are imposed on forehead, to these words: ‘Repent, and believe in the Gospel’, or ‘Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.’  

Ashes are made from blessed palms from last year’s Palm Sunday.

ABSTINENCE: No meat for ages 14 & older, as a way to do penance.

FASTING: 1 meal & 2 half-meals for ages 18-59 (unless sick), as a sacrifice of love.

PRAYER: Spend more time in prayer, spiritual reading and silence.

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