Fasting and Abstinence  Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all 18 years of age and older who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Abstinence is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and on all other Fridays of Lent by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Remember: If your health or your ability to work would be seriously affected, fasting or abstinence does not apply. If in doubt please speak with one of our Priests or Deacons.

Lenten Outreach

Annunciation’s St. Vincent DePaul Society is our Lenten Outreach for 2024. Support their work  with families from our parish and in the community by participating in the Friends of the Poor Walk on Feb. 17th and by becoming a founding partner in the SVDP Pharmacy of Hope. This is a free program for those that cannot afford prescription medicine. These pharmacies have been a great success in other parts of the country and SVDP is bringing it to our local community. Shepherd’s Hope and Catholic Charities are encouraging this solution to a critical need in our community.  Learn more at