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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Easter Duty - Catholics are called upon to receive Reconciliation and then Holy Communion (at least one time) from the first Snnday in Lent (February 18) to Trinity Sunday (May 27).
Fasting - Catholics between the age of 18 and 60 are called to fast (one full meal and two light meals) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and if possible, all Fridays during the year.
Abstinence - Catholics age 14 and older are called upon to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays in Lent and Good Friday.