- Traditional Lenten practices of PRAYER, FASTING and ALSMGIVING and other forms of self-denial are recommended most warmly by the Church.
2. The faithful observance of Lent should manifest itself especially in the imitation of Christ in daily life and in the readiness to sacrifice time and talent whenever possible in personal, parish and community efforts
on behalf of those in spiritual or material need. The spiritual hunger of the unchurched locally and in mission lands can be the focus of prayer and charitable giving.
3. ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY are days of abstinence from meat for those 14 years of age and older. They are also days of fasting for those ages 18 to 59 inclusive. (Those bound by the law of fasting.
4.ALL FRIDAYS IN LENT are days of abstinence from meat for those 14 years of age and older. In their planning for observances, organizations and individuals are requested to offer meatless alternatives for Catholics in attendance.