Hear are the Lenten Guidelines for Fasting, Prayer and Abstinence
Fasting: Observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics 18 years of age, but not yet 59. Jon days of fast, one full meal is allowed sufficient to maintain strength. Two smaller meals are permitted but should not equal the one full meal. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted; liquids are allowed.
Abstinence: All Catholics 14 years and older are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent.
No one should lightly excuse themselves from the mandatory practice of fast and abstinence.
There is no obligation to fast during the weekdays of Lent. However, voluntary acts of self-denial are recommended. All are also encouraged to do extra acts of charity, to reach out in kindness and good will to others, and to actively engage in focusing on their prayer and spiritual life.
Prayer: Lent is a good time to focus on our prayer lives, to grow in our relationship with Jesus through this spiritual activity. Take a look at the resources available.
Read or re-read the book: "Rediscover Jesus" by Matthew Kelly - There are forty chapters, try one chapter each day during the forty days of Lent.
Sign up for "The Best Lent Ever" to receive daily inspirational emails and videos based on the book, "Rediscover Jesus."
Check out Word on Fire by Bishop Robert Barron.
Attend the simple soup suppers in the Parish Center at 6:00 PM on the Fridays of Lent followed by Benediction and the Stations of the Cross in the church.
Attend the sacrament of Reconciliation on the Saturdays of Lent or at the Reconciliation Service in March.
Attend the combined Taize and Stations of the Cross service on Friday February 12, following Benediction.
Pray the Rosary.