Unable to attend Stations of the Cross at our Parish?
This beautiful Stations of the Cross video
brought to you by the Word on Fire Institute,
is the perfect way to prepare for Easter.
The Church has always helped us fulfill these words of Jesus by prescribing very definite penance for all Catholics so that we too might have Eternal life.
Accordingly, the Pope and the American Bishops have outlined obligatory fast and abstinence as follows:
Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, March 6) and Good Friday (April 19,) are days of abstinence for all Catholics over the age of 14.
On these two days, fast, as well as abstinence, is also obligatory for those from the ages of 18-59.
No Catholic should lightly excuse himself or herself from this obligation.
All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Here again, Catholics will not hold themselves lightly excused, but if there is a serious health problem, this obligation would not apply.