RULES OF FAST
The laws of fasting apply to persons between the ages of twenty-one
(21) and fifty-nine (59). On a fast day one may eat one full meal
and two light meatless meals, which together would not equal the
main meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal, except on
days of complete abstinence. Liquids such as water, milk and fruit
juices may be taken between meals.
THE DAYS OF FAST
The days of fast are: all weekdays of Lent until noon of Holy
Saturday, the Ember days, the vigils of All Saints Day, of Pentecost,
the Immaculate Conception and Christmas.
RULES OF ABSTINENCE
The laws of abstinence apply to everyone seven years of age and
over. On a day of complete abstinence no meat, meat gravy or soup
made from meat may be taken. On a day of partial abstinence meat
may be taken once.
THE DAYS OF COMPLETE ABSTINENCE
The days of complete abstinence are: every Friday of the year,
Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday (until noon), the vigils of All Saints
Day, the Immaculate Conception and Christmas.
THE DAYS OF PARTIAL ABSTINENCE
The days of partial abstinence are: Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays
and the vigil of Pentecost.