Sundays in Lent: Part I

by Jimmy Akin

in Liturgical Year

A correspondent writes:

Ok i am doing the 40 day’s of Lent. And i was jus wondering if on Sunday you had to follow your lenten schedule?? Thanks.

Since giving up something for Lent (or doing extra penitential practices beyond abstinence on Fridays and fast and abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday) is voluntary, you can decide for yourself whether you want to do something on Sundays. Many people do not do any penances on Sunday as a way of celebrating Our Lord’s Resurrection.

Hope this helps!

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{ 1 comment }

ed March 17, 2008 at 12:56 pm

if you give up “chocolate” for example …
is it safe to start eating “chocolate” at noon on Holy Thursday ? or should one wait until “noon” on “Holy Saturday” ? or wait until after mass on Easter Sunday ?
one more quick one — is it true that you could “eat chocolate” on the feast of st. joseph’s day ? thanks !! ed – catholic

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