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Lenten Guide - Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie


"Practices and regulations are promulgated and binding for all Latin Rite Catholics in the Diocese of Erie for Lent."
 1.) Traditional Lenten practices of PRAYER, FASTING and ALMSGIVING and other forms of self-denial, are recommended
      most warmly by the Church.
      Daily Mass is particularly encouraged.
2.) ASH WEDNESDAY, ALL FRIDAYS IN LENT and GOOD FRIDAY are days of abstinence from eating meat for those
      14 years of age and older.
3.) ASH WEDNESDAY, ALL FRIDAYS IN LENT, and GOOD FRIDAY are also days of fasting for those ages 18 to 58       
     (On these days, those bound by the law of fasting may take one full meal.  Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain    
       strength according to one's needs, are also permitted. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids including
       milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or work is seriously affected, the law does not oblige.)

By Order of the Most Reverend Bishop January 17, 2020.


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