Lent: ways to get intense

HUNGERING FOR CELEBRATION!

We prayed, fasted and gave alms--and now we celebrate! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl ends in our own hearts, where Jesus reigns forever. Let us rejoice in our risen Lord--and in the lives we've changed this Lent inTanzania, Nicaragua, Niger, Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and all over the world! Don't forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowls. There is a basket at the back of the church where you can place your Rice Bowls.

FASTING AND ABSTINENCE DURING LENT

Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from red-blooded meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.  When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together do not equal one full meal.