April 08, 2009

Good Friday is a day of obligatory fasting and abstinence from meat.

Did you know that the Church also wants us to keep Holy Saturday as a day of fasting?

The Church's “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,” Sacrosanctum Concilium, paragraph 110, directs us as follows:
Nevertheless, let the Paschal Fast be kept sacred.
Let it be observed everywhere on Good Friday,
and, where possible,
prolonged throughout Holy Saturday,
as a way of coming to the joys of the Sunday of the Resurrection
with uplifted and welcoming heart.


Anonymous Dean said...

When one is trying to live on a small Social Security check, fasting and abstinance comes easy--and often.

5:54 PM  

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