Our Parish Penance Service will be April 6 at 7 pm in the Church. Regular Penance times for Lent are from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm in the Church before the 4:30 Vigil Mass on Saturday. Appointments can be made during the week in the Church Office by calling (863)294-3144.
Fasting Guidelines from the USCCB Website
For the two days of the year when the Church requires fasting of Catholics aged (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday), the parameters of the fast are given as: “When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.” Catholics may, of course, eat less, but this is considered the minimum required. In addition, prayer should be included as part of the fast. Praying with Scripture, praying the Liturgy of the Hours, praying the rosary, spontaneous prayer, quiet or contemplative prayer, meditation, etc.
Those that are excused from fast and abstinence outside the age limits include the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Also excluded are pregnant or nursing women. In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons should not further jeopardize their health by fasting.
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Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ around the clock, 24/7/365. Because Catholics believe that Christ is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament is given the same adoration and devotion that is accorded to Christ. We "watch and wait," we remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Grace. The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms and blesses us. Eucharistic Adoration is open to all. No training is needed and nothing is needed except an open heart. You can volunteer for any hour during the week, a month or you can be part of the substitute list.