Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the holy season of Lent. Do not forget: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Good Friday is a Day of Fast & Abstinence.
Fasting allows for only one full meal to be taken during the day. Two smaller meals are permitted, if necessary, to maintain strength according to one’s needs. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday and who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday.
Abstinence is the practice of refraining from meat and meat products. Abstinence is to be practiced by all who are 14 years of age and older.