Ash Wednesday Mass at 12:05pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 10th is Ash Wednesday. Even though Ash Wednesday is not aHoly Day of Obligation, Ash Wednesday, Fridays duringLent are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence forCatholics. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 8 until age of 59. When fasting, aperson is permitted toeat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerningabstinencefrom meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 and onwards.