Requirements for Catholics during Lent
Feb 08, 2015
Also, can you clarify the requirements for fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday? Are we obliged to attend a Mass/Service on these days?
Thanks in advance!
Asked at 11:21 pm on February 08th 2015
You might recall that a couple of years ago you asked a similar question and I referred you to this explanation.
Whether or not you need to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent depends upon a decision made by the episcopal conference. It seems you are in New Zealand, so I suggest you ask a local priest what the episcopal conference has decided on this issue.
You are not obliged to go to Mass or a liturgical celebration on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday, but it is something that is a good practice and many people do come along on those days to Church.
Replied at 02:05 am on February 09th 2015