Feast Days

Ash Wednesday, February 14
Miercoles de Ceniza

6 a.m. English
9:15 am English
12:05 pm English
6:30 pm English
8:30 pm Español

Servicio de Ceniza en el Salón Parroquial (Español)
5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Fasting and Abstinence Regulations
All Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. All Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are required to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. To fast means to eat one full meal; the other two meals that day should be less than the normal amount unless they are already at a minimum for good health. Eating between meals is not permitted; however, liquids including coffee, milk and fruit juices are allowed.

 


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In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:

January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God*;
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension**;
August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary*;
November 1, the solemnity of All Saints;
December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception;
December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

*Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.

**Observance of the Feast of the Ascension is transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

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