The forty days of Lent run from Ash Wednesday up to but excluding the Mass of the Lord’s Supper exclusive.

Abstinence

All Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday are bound to abstain totally from meat on the following days: Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.

Fasting

All Catholics between their 18th and 59th birthdays are also bound to observe the Law of Fast on the following days: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This practice involves limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Light sustenance may be taken on two other occasions in the course of the day.

Easter Duty

After they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, all the faithful are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season, unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year. This obligation may be fulfilled between February 21, 2021 (First Sunday of Lent) and May 30, 2021 (Trinity Sunday). If you are still hesitant to come to Sunday Mass during this time, you are invited to attend a weekday Mass during the Easter Season.  Weekday masses are offered on Monday and Friday at 8AM in Corfu, Tuesday and Thursday at 8AM in East Pembroke (Church) and on Wednesday evenings at 7PM in Corfu.

Reconciliation

Catholics are bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year (Canon 989). Fr. Dan continues to offer confessions after the 7PM Mass every Wednesday in Corfu and after the 10AM First Friday Mass in East Pembroke (March 5th) and by appointment.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Fr. Dan to arrange for a time to meet.