Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Friday feast day

According to Canon law: if a feast day falls on a Friday during Lent, the obligation to abstain from meat or do penance is lifted. So, enjoy all those cakes, cookies, and forbidden treats you are planning for your Altars. But remember, traditionally there is no meat on a St. Joseph Altar.

2 comments:

W. said...

FYI: Not just any feast day but solemnities: Can. 1251 "Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday."

Evann said...

I guess I should have been clearer, but I was referring to the Friday Feast of St. Joseph, which is indeed a solmentiy. Thanks, W., for the clarification.