Sunday, April 25th, 2021 - St. Mark, Ev; 3rd Sunday after Easter, Within the Octave [The Greater Litanies] (d2cl)

Monday, April 26th, 2021 - Sts. Cletus & Marcellinus, PpMm; Within the Octave (sd)

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 - St. Peter Canisius, CD (d)

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 - Octave Day of St. Joseph, St. Paul of the Cross, C, St. Vitalis, M (dm)

Thursday, April 29th, 2021 - St. Peter of Verona, M (d)

Friday, April 30th, 2021 - St. Catharine of Siena, V (d)  - Complete Abstinence

Saturday, May 1st, 2021 - Sts. Philip & James, App; {First Saturday} (d2cl)



Fast Days

1.  The forty days of Lent, that is every day from Ash Wednesday to noon of Holy Saturday, Sundays excepted.

2.  The Ember Days, that is the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the four Ember Weeks.

3.  The Vigils of Pentecost, The Immaculate Conception, All Saints Day and Christmas, Sundays excepted.


Days of Complete Abstinence

(No Meat)

All Fridays; Ash Wednesday; The Vigils of the Immaculate Conception, and Christmas; and Holy Saturday (until noon).


Days of Partial Abstinence

(Meat only once a day at the principal meal)

1.  Wednesday and Saturday of the Ember weeks.

2.  Vigil of Pentecost.

3.  Vigil of All Saints.


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Below are the six holy days of obligation in the USA.

January 1st  Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord

May 13th  Ascension Thursday

August 15th  Assumption of the BVM

November 1st  All Saints Day

December 8th  Immaculate Conception of the BVM

December 25th  Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Day)

Fast  All persons over twenty-one and under sixty years of age must fast on days appointed.  on a day of fast one full meal may be eaten at the principal meal and two smaller meatless meals - the combination of which may not equal the amount eaten at the principal meal.  Eating between meals is not allowed.  Liquids, such as milk and fruit juices may be taken any time on a fast day.


Days of Fast are the weekdays of Lent including Holy Saturday until 12:00 Noon; Ember Days, the vigil of Pentecost, the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, the Vigil of All Saints Day, and the Vigil of Christmas.


Abstinence.  All persons over seven years of age must abstain from meat on days appointed.  On days of complete abstinence i.e. all Fridays, Ash Wednesday, the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, and the Vigil of Christmas they must abstain from meat, meat gravy, or soup made with meat.  On days of partial abstinence meat is allowed once a day but, only at the principal meal.  Days of partial abstinence are Ember Wednesday and Saturday, the Vigil of Pentecost, and the Vigil of All Saints Day.


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Below are the 2021 Ember Days.


During Advent  December 15th, 17th, and 18th

During Lent  February 24th, 26th, and 27th

During Pentecost  May 26th, 28th, and 29th

During September  September 15th, 17th, and 18th