Archdiocesan Lenten Regulations and Resources



Lenten Regulations All Fridays of Lent and Good Friday (April 2, 2021) are days of abstinence (refraining from meat) for all Catholics from age 14 onwards. On these two days, fast, as well as abstinence, is also obligatory for those from the ages of 18-59. Abstinence means refraining from meat. Fast means one full meal a day, with two smaller meals and nothing between meals (liquids are permitted). No Catholic will lightly excuse himself or herself from this obligation. We should strive to make all days of Lent a time of prayer and penance. Following are several resources that can aid in finding different forms of prayer and penance.


There are many excellent resources for Lent you might wish to use or share with your parishioners. Some resources available for Lent this year:  Augustine Institute Formed:  Best Lent Ever daily reflections: https://  Bishop Barron Word on Fire Lenten Reflections: Lent is a Season of reflection, penance, fasting, and service. Be assured of my prayers for both you and the people in your parish throughout this Lenten Season. 


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Did you know our gift of $40 pays for infant scales to measure babies’ growth; $80 purchases chickens to provide eggs for protein and income and $120 contributes to a household garden for family nutrition. This Lent, ignite your love in us so that through our prayer, fasting and almsgiving we may support all who experience hunger in body, heart and spirit. Amen.