Tag: Lent

Operation Rice Bowl continues Lenten tradition of giving

It’s become a Lenten staple that families or groups eat a simple meal one day a week during Lent and contribute the funds that would have been spent on a more elaborate meal to Operation Rice Bowl to aid the world’s hungry.

Ash Wednesday Masses Mark the Beginning of Lent

In a tradition that dates to the Old Testament, Catholics across the Diocese of Allentown Wednesday received ashes on their forehead in the sign of the cross, a visible symbol and spiritual reminder at the beginning of Lent.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. Fasting is obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted...


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