Lenten Guidelines

Lent is a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. In order to see that our preparation for Easter has a communal, and not just an individual dimension, the Church gives us certain norms for a common Lenten observance. The Lenten guidelines for the Archdiocese of Atlanta are as follows: – Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday (February 26), Good Friday (April 10) and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older. – Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not … Continue reading