Somebody messaged me on Facebook just now and asked if everything was all right because I had not posted in my blog for a few days. I begged to differ. I’ve been posting regularly in my blog as well as in the parish’s daily reflection blog. So I went to my blog site and saw the past three days had “Failed To Publish”. Don’t know what the story was but I called them up and hit the Publish button and they are now on line.
So I will post this blog entry earlier than usual.
This is a reminder that tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence.
THE LAWS OF FAST & ABSTINENCE – Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are Days of Abstinence. Good Friday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence.
Fast: 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 by all Catholics who are 18 years of age through to those who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. [Medical conditions may make it impossible to fast. The Church has never held its people to the impossible. If you have a condition that prohibits you from fasting, you are not obliged to do so.]
Abstinence: The practice of refraining from meat and meat products. Abstinence is to be practiced by all who are 14 years of age and older.
Ashes will be imposed on the foreheads of all who come to Mass tomorrow. Masses at St. Thomas More in Munster, IN are at 6:30 and 9:00 a.m. as well as 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.