Lent At Epiphany

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Three Pillars of Lent


Lent is a period of prayerful preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent we can enter more into prayer by reading Sacred scripture, attending Mass, adoration, going to confession, and attending the stations of the cross.

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Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence. Fridays during Lent are also obligatory days of abstinence.

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During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on “almsgiving,” which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity.

CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Ricebowl


Dispensation Lifted

 St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation – With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday (March 17) during the Lenten Season, Bishop Frank J. Dewane is granting a one-day dispensation of abstaining from meat on that Friday alone. The Faithful are encouraged to choose another day in the same week to abstain from meat and to perform some other penance or work of charity on March 17 to assist in their spiritual Lenten journey. Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age or older. Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent (including Good Friday) are days of abstinence.

Tools for your Lenten Journey

Fasting Days

There are two days of Fasting during Lent: Ash Wednesday (February 22nd), and Good Friday (April 7th). These two dates are obligatory fasting days for Catholics during Lent who are between the age of 18 and 59. Fridays during Lent are also obligatory days of abstinence.

Lenten Deep Dive Videos