Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.
Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (your 59th birthday begins your 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to each person’s needs, but these two meals together should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.
During the season of Lent, it is especially commendable for one to give generously to local and national programs in order to spread one’s gifts. It is also recommended that the faithful participate in Lenten Devotions and partake of all self-denial called for by the Christian understanding of “mortification”.
“I have called you by name, you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)
The invitation to respond to God’s call is extended to all who are interested in exploring the Catholic way of life. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process is open to adults, and teens, who:
* Have never been baptized. * Have been baptized in another faith and would like to become Catholic. * Have been baptized Catholic and have had no further catechization. * Have been baptized Catholic but have not completed full initiation into the Church through Confirmation and/or Eucharist.
* Would like to explore Roman Catholicism and make no commitment at this time. If this is YOU or if there is someone you would like to extend an invitation to please contact the parish office at 501-982-4891 or Ann Gallegos 501.352.4880 or fill out the form for further information. Also, if you are already a fully initiated Catholic and would like to be a sponsor, please contact us!
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If you ever have to miss Mass because of the weather or illness, here are some tips to keep your Sabbath holy.