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AWAKEN IN US

St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church invites you

to pray with us this Holy Season!

Ash Wednesday, February 14th

8:30 am, 12:15 pm, and 5:15 pm 

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday, 12:15 pm at Mt. Carmel


Living Stations Presented by Notre Dame High School

Friday, March 8th, 6:30 at St. Anthony's

Holy Week

Holy Thursday, March 28th

Mass of the Lord's Last Supper, 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel

Good Friday, March 29th

Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, 3:00 pm at St. Anthony's

Easter 

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Mass of the Lord's Resurrection, 9:30 & 11:00 am 

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AWAKEN IN US

 

LENT 2024

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. Many know the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts - not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. 

CATHOLIC FASTING RULES FOR ASH WEDNESDAY & LENTEN FRIDAYS

Catholics age 14 and older do not eat meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday. Instead of meat many Catholics choose to eat fish - which is why many parishes around the country have fish fries on Fridays during Lent. These are a great opportunity for a parish community to come together to pray and fast. 

On Ash Wednesday (February 14) and Good Friday (March 29), Catholics age 18 to 59 also limit the amount of food they eat. Only one full meal, and two smaller meals that together do not equal a full meal, are eaten. The best rule of thumb is to make sure your meals are smaller than what you would eat on a normal day - and to avoid snacks. Exemption is allowed for pregnant women and those who need regular meals for medical reasons.

 

“Fasting” is the word used when the amount of food eaten is limited. “Abstinence” is when you completely give something up, like meat, for a set period of time. Both "fasting” and "abstinence" play a role during Lent.

 

RESOURCES

https://www.usccb.org/prayer-worship/liturgical-year/lent

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