The Roman Curia has published the Lineamentaor preparatory document for this summer's meeting of the Synod of Bishops on "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World."
At the end of the document are 46 questions. Please feel free to peruse the document and send in your responses to the questions to Fr. Price by March 1st. For ease of collating the responses, please send a hard copy.
Sunday, February 1st
There will be no 7:00 pm Mass due to the Super Bowl, and extremely low attendance in previous years on this occasion.
Followed by Soup Supper or Fish Fry downstairs in the Cathedral Undercroft
Good Friday: Live Stations in español at 5:00 pm
Soup Suppers will be on Feb. 20, 27; Mar. 13, 20.
Fish Fries will be on Mar. 6, 27.
Fasting and Abstinence
Abstinence from Meat
All Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday. The law of abstinence prohibits eating the flesh, marrow, and blood products of such animals and birds as constitute flesh meat. In earlier times, the law of abstinence also forbade such foods that originated from such animals, such as milk, butter, cheese, eggs, lard, and sauces made from animal fat. This restriction is no longer in force in the Roman rite. Vegetables as well as fish and similar cold-blooded animals (frogs, clams, turtles, etc.) may be eaten. Amphibians are relegated to the category to which they bear most striking resemblance.
All Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The Church's current law of fasting permits only one full meal per day, and two lighter meals that together equal less than a full meal. While the consumption of solid food between meals is forbidden, liquids, including tea, coffee and juices, may be taken at any time.
The Eucharistic fast is for one hour before reception of Holy Communion and allows the taking of water and medicine only.
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