Lenten Regulations on Fast and Abstinence
The following regulations are observed by Catholics during Lent:
Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.
Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years old but not yet 59 years old. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
On these days, and by these disciplines, Christians prepare themselves for the renewal of their baptismal commitment on Easter.
St. Ann Calendar of Lenten Events
*Sacrament of Reconciliation available every Saturday from 2:45-3:15 pm and by appointment
*Sunday Masses at 8:30 am and 11:00 am
*Weekly Lenten Zoom prayer/reflection gatherings based on Catholic Relief Services “Encounter Christ”
Feb 17 – Ash Wednesday - Mass at 9:00 am, 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm
Mar 3 - Communal Reconciliation Service at 7:00 pm
Mar 24 – Communal Reconciliation Service at 7:00 pm
Mar 28 – Palm Sunday – beginning of Holy Week – Masses at 8:30 am and 11:00 am
The Triduum – the three most sacred days of the Church’s Liturgical Year
Apr 1 – Holy Thursday 7:00 pm
Apr 2 – Good Friday 7:00 pm
Apr 3 – Easter Vigil 7:00 pm
Apr 4 – Easter - Mass at 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Other Lenten Opportunities:
FORMED.org – have a weekly family movie night and watch a movie about a saint; have daily Scripture reflections sent to your email; choose a faith series to view this Lent that will challenge you to grow in your faith – all free for St. Ann parishioners!
Also free: sign-up for daily reflections during Lent from Dynamic Catholic: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/lent/best-lent-ever.html