1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.
On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted, and two (2) smaller meals, which, if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast.
On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.
2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially”, or as a whole, is a serious obligation.
3. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of Penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.
4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, March 5th to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 11th. *Canon 920, §1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.
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March 29th, 7:30 PM in the Fr. Roger Troy Hall
Presenting Colleen Kellt-Rayner. Juggling Life on One Cup of Coffee! This presentation will guide parent to see how making Jesus the focus in their everyday life can help them juggle all the daily responsibilities. Come laugh and share
EASTER FOOD DRIVE
Let Jesus heal your heart.
April 3rd at 8:00 PM in the Parish Life Room
For more information contact Fr. Paul 201-768-7565 or Mary Jo email@example.com
I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treated our cell phone? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we flipped through it several times a day? What if we turned back to go get if if we forgt it? What if we used it to receive messages from the text? What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it? What if we gave it to our kids as gifts? What if we used it when we traveled? What if we used it in case of emergency? This is something to make you go...hmm...where is my Bible? Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill. Makes you stop and think "where are my priorities?"
On Sundayy, April 23th, following the 11:30 AM Mass, there will be a Champagne Brunch in Tenafly, at the Clinton Inn to celebrate Sister Georgette and her 13 years with us.
There is a cost per person and a response needed before April 9th. For more information please call the Rectory at 201-768-7565.