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Call to Prayer: Pledge to Fast

 

Pledge to fast during the Call to Prayer

The U.S. Bishops are encouraging Catholics throughout the country to offer their Friday acts of sacrifice and penance, and particularly to abstain from meat and fast on Fridays, for the intention of the protection of Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty.

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*A note on fasting and abstinence: As penitential practices, fasting and abstinence unites us to the redemptive suffering and death of the Lord. Latin Church Catholics in the United States are especially encouraged to abstain from meat on all Fridays throughout the year, in remembrance of the day Christ died for our salvation, and to observe fasting during the weekdays of Lent. Both fasting and abstinence are, however, obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Abstinence from meat is further required on the Fridays during Lent, unless a solemnity falls on a Friday. The norm consists of abstaining from meat; this abstinence does not include eggs, milk products, or sauces made with animal fats. There are many forms of fasting. The norm consists of eating only one full meal each day; two smaller meals may also be taken, as needed, but not to equal a full meal. Some Catholics may elect to observe a literal all-day fast, or give up particular foods or drinks in addition to their abstinence from meat. Please consult a priest if you have further questions. See Fasting & Abstinence page.



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