|Tuesday - 03 March 2015||Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland|
Things to know about Lent
Regulations for Fasting in Lent
As Catholics we are asked to abstain from the meat and to fast on two days in the year, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Fasting means that one full meatless meal can be eaten in the day. Two other meatless meals may be taken to maintain strength but together they should not exceed one full meal. Liquids, including milk and fruit juice, may be taken between meals.
The fasting regulation applies to all Catholics ages 18 to 59 while those aged fourteen and above are asked to abstain from meat.
Some people are not required to fast; these include those who are sick, pregnant or nursing women and manual labourers according to need.
In the past Irish Catholics were required to abstain from meat every Friday. While still not a requirement, the Irish Bishops' Confrence has suggested it is as a form of Friday Penance during Lent.
This lent Trocaire is talking about climate justice. The resources introduce us to Mahlet from Ethiopia. This year's campaign seeks to help us to realise the impact climate change is having on her and on her community.
The Parish Lenten Pastoral and Liturgical Resource include hte following:
Stations of the cross
A weekly Reflection
For a map and directions to the church of The Holy Redeemer click on the following link; https://goo.gl/maps/54q3s
Safeguarding Children Policies Holy Redeemer Parish is implementing all of the guidelines in relation to Safeguarding Children, and these can be found by clicking here. The website for the Catholic Bishops has resource material for all those who might be affected by these events. Please click this address, www.catholicbishops.ie, for a link to those.