>

FRIDAYS OF LENT: DAYS OF ABSTINENCE FROM EATING MEAT

In the Catholic Church, All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from eating meat (mammals and fowl).

On Good Friday we abstain from eating meat and we also fast.  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.