St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Wichita, KS

Guidelines for Fasting & Abstinence During Lent

Fasting: Ash Wednesday & Good Friday

All Catholics age 18 - 59

Eat only one full meal and two small meals with no food in between. The rule of fasting does not include consumption of daily fluids.

Abstinence from Meat: Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, & all Fridays during Lent

All Catholics age 14 +

Those who are unable to practice bodily penance due to pregnancy, illness, or hard physical labor may choose a different form of penance or charity to observe during Lent.