Fasting and Abstinence


Abstinence: Everyone over seven years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. When a holy day of obligation falls on a day of complete abstinence (example: when Christmas falls on a Friday), meat may be taken.
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Complete Abstinence: On days of complete abstinence meat, and soup or gravy made from meat, may not be used at all.
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Partial Abstinence: On days of partial abstinence meat and soup or gravy made from meat may be taken only once a day at the principal meal.
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All Fridays during the year................. ....Complete Abstinence
Ash Wednesday...................................... Complete Abstinence
Holy Saturday Morning: ends at noon..... Complete Abstinence
Vigil of the Assumption.............................Complete Abstinence
Vigil of the Immaculate Conception...........Complete Abstinence
Vigil of the Christmas.................................Complete Abstinence
Vigil of Pentecost.......................................Partial Abstinence
Vigil of All Saints........................................Partial Abstinence
Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays..........PartialAbstinence 
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FASTING: Everyone over 21 and under 59 years of age is also bound to observe the law of fast. On days of fast only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs; but together they should not equal another full meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal on a day of fast except on days of Complete Abstinence (i.e. Fridays, Ash Wednesday and the Vigils of the Assumption and Christmas). Eating between meals is not permitted; but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, a parish priest or confessor should be consulted.
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Weekdays of Lent......................................Day of Fast
Vigil of Pentecost.......................................Day of Fast
Vigil of the Assumption...............................Day of Fast
Vigil of Immaculate Conception..................Day of Fast
Vigil of All Saints.........................................Day of Fast
Vigil of Christmas.......................................Day of Fast
Ember Days...............................................Day of Fast 
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Note: In 1957, the Catholic Church in the United States, the obligations of Fast and Abstinence were transferred from the Feast of the Assumption to the Immaculate Conception. 
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Note: The information above pertaining to the laws of fasting and abstinence reflect the laws of the Catholic Church as they existed in 1921, when this information was published in the "Parochial Course of Doctrinal Instructions." It conforms with the 1917 code of Cannon Law which states: "The law of abstinence and fasting must be observed on Ash Wednesday, on the Friday's and Saturdays of Lent, on the ember days, on the vigils of Pentecost, the Assumption, All Saints Day, and Christmas." (Cannon 1252, #2) 
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Indults and dispensations: Mitigations of the laws of fasting and abstinence occur when a dispensation or indult is provided for a specific country or diocese. By 1952, Catholics in the United States were to observe complete abstinence on Fridays, Ash Wednesday, the Vigils of the Assumption and Christmas, and on Holy Saturday morning. Fast days are the weekdays of Lent (Monday through Saturday), Ember Days, Vigils of Pentecost, Assumption, All Saints and Christmas. (Key of Heaven, 1952, Imprimatur 1940).
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