ASH WEDNESDAY MASS TIMES
8:00 AM at ST. CHARLES ~ NOON at ST. JOSEPH ~ 6:30 PM at ST. CHARLES
FASTING AND ABSTINENCE When do I…? Fast and Abstain: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday Abstain: All Fridays during Lent Who has to…? Fast: Catholics who are 18 years of age, but not yet 59, are obliged Abstain: Observed aby all Catholics 14 years– old and older What is…? Fast: eating one full meal, as well as two small meals that together are not equal to a full meal Abstinence: refrain from eating meat Note: Persons that are exempt from fasting include: the physically or mentally ill, individuals with chronic illness, and those pregnant or nursing.