Rules of Fast and Abstinence

Fast:[age 18-59]
Every day during Lent. You may eat 2 light meals and one regular size meal. No snacking between meals (unless doctor says you need to or need to take medicine) drinking milk, water and juice is ok.

Abstinence: [over age 14]
Every Friday. Eating fish is ok. No meat(chicken, beef, pork).

BOTH Fast and Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

(These rules do not apply to women who are pregnant or people who are sick)


Times to be announced early in 2014

Deaf Mass with Msgr. Nelson at St. Rita Chapel, 6254 Valley Knoll Drive, Rockford 61109

Interpreted Mass at St. Joseph Church, 722 High Street, Aurora 60507

St. Thomas the Apostle, 272 King Street, Crystal Lake 60014 **by request only, contact Mary Donner




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