The season of Lent calls us back to the basic religious actions of prayer, fasting and giving alms. These actions, when performed in a grace-filled way, help us grow in faith, hope and love. Self-denial helps us to be emptied so that God may fill us with the Holy Spirit. Catholics in good health from the age of 18 to 59 are obliged to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. They are to abstain from meat on all other Fridays of Lent. Youth, age 13 and older, are to abstain from meat on those days. “Fasting” means no more than one main meal is eaten that day, while on the same day no more than two partial meals are eaten which together do not equal the one main meal.
It has come to my attention that a hacker is using my name to solicit “money for charity.” If you receive such an email alleging to be from me, please call the rectory.
Praying that God continues to bless each of you, I remain,