Eat, Drink, & Be Merry 4 Tomorrow We Fast

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So what are you doing today for Fat Tuesday!?! A better question is what are you doing tomorrow to start Lent on the right foot? Of course, we will be journeying with you all Lent on the Main Thing Blog, but there are many good options out there to help you make the Lent meaningful and spirituality productive. Below are some suggestions for Lent and below you will find the regulations for us Catholics in terms of fasting and abstinence for Lent. We will see you tomorrow on the blog, but for today that’s all I am writing. I have some good food to eat and some partying to partake in! Happy Fat Tuesday! Have a great Mardi Gras and Carnival!

Great Lenten Ideas for YOU!

CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Operation Rice Bowl

Best Lent Ever (Dynamic Catholic)

Lenten Reflections from Teresa Keogh, guest Main Thing blogger (LPI Facebook Page each day of Lent)

INSTALENT Photo Challenge @ Busted Halo Very creative & cool!

Redeemed Online #ShareJesus

Salesian MOOC (Learn about St. Francis DeSales for Lent)

Reprinted from USCCB:

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Members of the Eastern Catholic Churches are to observe the particular law of their own sui iuris Church. 

If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.

 

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About Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver is the Director of Parish Community and Engagement for LPi and an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he previously served as Pastoral Associate for 22 years. Saint Pius X received the Archbishop Murphy Award in 2009 from the ICSC. Tracy is a writer, speaker, and teacher in the areas of stewardship, engagement, catechesis, and strengths theory, and has worked with Catholic communities throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can read Tracy’s Everyday Stewardship column in LPi’s CONNECT!, a bimonthly lectionary-based liturgy preparation publication. His writing can also be read on his Nutshell Blog, The Main Thing Blog, and in contributions to Catholic TechTalk. He also serves on the faculty for the ICSC Stewardship Institutes. Tracy has theology degrees from DeSales University and Duke Divinity School. He has been married 23 years and he and his wife, Mariann, have 3 children.

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