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Persons Fast Only   Fast & Partial Abstinence Fast & Total Abstinence
All weekdays of Lent except Ash Wednesday, Fridays, Ember Wed. and Ember Sat. Ember Wed. and Ember Sat. Fridays of Lent, Ember Friday, Ash Wednesday; Holy Saturday morning
Under 7 No Fast No Abstinence No Fast No Abstinence No Fast No Abstinence
Over 7 and Under21; or over 59 No Fast No Abstinence(See #4 below) No Fast Meat Once No Fast No Meat
Over 21 & Under 60 Fast Meat Once Fast Meat Once Fast No Meat

 

  1. On days of FAST, only one full meal allowed. Two other meatless meals may be taken according to one’s needs; but together they should not equal another full meal.
  2. On days of PARTIAL ABSTINENCE, no meat or meat-soup or gravy may be taken.
  3. On days of COMPLETE ABSTINENCE, no meat or meat-soup or gravy may be taken.
  4. Persons not obliged to FAST may eat meat several times on DAYS OF FAST which are not also DAYS OF ABSTINENCE.
  • N.B. All over seven are bound to ABSTINENCE; all over twenty-one and under sixty are bound to FAST, unless exempt or dispensed. In cases of doubt, consult your parish priest or confessor.