Join us February 14: Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday

ash wednesday 2018 - valentines day - st joseph catholic church - ash wednesday graphic - lpiAsh Wednesday this year falls on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Since it is a day of fasting and abstinence, be sure to celebrate with your loved ones earlier.

Our Ash Wednesday Masses:

6:30am, 9:30am (school Mass), 12:10pm, 5:15pm and 7:00pm. Incense will be used at all Masses.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding from age 14 onwards. In preparation for Palm Sunday, last year’s palms will be collected starting January 27th. Thank you.

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