Ash Wednesday distribution of ashes will be:
Masses at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Word Service and distribution of ashes at 2:30 pm. Bilingual Word Service and distribution of ashes at 6:00 pm.
The priest (or other minister) will take the ashes and sprinkle them on the head. Ashes will not be smeared on the forehead.
Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.
Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
Fast and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday, February 17
Good Friday, April 2
All the Fridays of Lent