Saint Robert's Catholic Church

During the season of Lent, the whole Christian community enters into a journey of conversion. The three Lenten practices from earliest times are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are universal days of fast and abstinence in the Church. Fasting means that Catholics 18 to 59 years of age are expected to eat only one full meal and two other, smaller meals, not to equal a full meal. Catholics 14 and older are expected to abstain from meat (beef, poultry, pork) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent. Let us enter into this holy season of grace, opening ourselves to God’s presence and praying for the catechumens and candidates preparing for the Easter sacraments. If you have a health condition which prevents you from fasting you are excused.