Rules for Fast and Abstinence
During the season of Lent the church calls us to fast and abstain. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are fast days. Fast means that those between the ages of 18 and 59 limit themselves to one full meal and eat nothing between meals. The other meals on a fast day are light meals. All Fridays of Lent, as well as Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, are also days of abstinence, which means those 14 years of age and older are to abstain from meat.
Ash Wednesday 2020 will be on February 26th.