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Lenten Regulations on Fast & Abstinence

Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast and abstain on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In addition, all Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on all Fridays of Lent.

Fasting: The law of fasting requires a Catholic from the 18th birthday [Canon 97] to the 59th birthday [i.e. the beginning of the 60th year, a year which will be completed on the 60th birthday] to reduce the amount of food eaten from normal. The Church defines this as one meal a day and two smaller meals which if added together would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Such fasting is obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The fast is broken by eating between meals and by drinks which could be considered food (milk shakes, but not milk).

Abstinence: The law of abstinence requires a Catholic 14 years of age until death to abstain from eating meat on Fridays in honor of the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday. Meat is considered to be the flesh and organs of mammals and fowl.

People who are unable to practice bodily penance, due to pregnancy, illness or hard physical labor may choose another form of penance or charity. The Church urges that works of penance be linked to works of charity -- for example, using the money saved on less expensive meals or giving up snacks to feed the poor.




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Mass Times

Lord's Day

Saturday (Vigil)
4:00 PM, Lyons
(1205 South Douglas)

8:00 AM, Bushton
(296 3rd Road)

10:30 AM, Lyons

12:30 PM, Lyons (Sp.)

Daily Mass

Monday, Tuesday
7:00 AM, Lyons

10:00 AM
1st Thurs. of month, Rice County District Hospital (Lyons) 
2nd Thurs. of month, Presbyterian Manor (Sterling)
3rd Thurs. of month, Country Place Senior Living (Lyons)
4th Thurs. of month, Good Samaritan (Lyons)

5:30 PM, Lyons (Summer)
7:30 PM, Lyons (School Year)

8:00 AM, Bushton

See bulletin for details.



3:30 PM, Lyons

7:30 AM, Bushton
10:00 AM, Lyons
12:00 PM, Lyons (Sp.)





After 7 AM Mass
9 PM

Several hours need
a prayer partner.

Contact Eleanor Young at
257-3745 if you can help.


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