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The Early Childhood Development students held their Annual Mardi Gras Parade today, Check out the pictures in "OLDP School News" page listed above.


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ASH WEDNESDAY: A DAY OF FAST & ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT

In the Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is observed by fasting, abstinence from meat, and repentance—a day of contemplating one's transgressions. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 (whose health enables them to do so) are permitted to consume only one full meal, which may be supplemented by two smaller meals, which together should not equal the full meal. Some Catholics will go beyond the minimum obligations demanded by the Church and undertake a complete fast, or a bread and water fast. 

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are also days of abstinence from meat (mammals and fowl), as are all Fridays during Lent. Some Catholics continue fasting throughout Lent, as was the Church's traditional requirement, concluding only after the celebration of the Easter Vigil. 

In the medieval period, the day before Ash Wednesday was the required annual day of confessing one's sins and receiving absolution and instructions on the penances to be performed during Lent, the reason it was called Shrove Tuesday.

OLDP SCHOOL STUDENTS DONATE FOOD TO OUR PARISH FOOD PANTRY

The OLDP School students and their families donated more than 4,400 items to our food pantry this past week.  We wish to thank them for their service to our parish and parishioners.