Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics; Fridays during Lent are also obligatory days of abstinence. As members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding from age 14 onwards. Information on Ash Wednesday Mass times and other Lenten events at St. Ann will be in the February 14th bulletin.