• Sign-up! Join local parishes in a Lenten Fast.
  • Expand the traditional days of abstinence and make a positive impact on the environment.
  • Learn about the significant environmental impact of consuming meat.
  • Grow closer to Christ through concern for our global neighbors.

We are Called.

Nothing is to be done out of jealousy or vanity; instead, out of humility of mind everyone should give preference to others, everyone pursuing not selfish interests but those of others.

Phillipians 2:3-4

Lent starts on February 17, 2021.

Sign Up beginning on January 11, 2021.

Start Making an Impact by Choosing a Fasting Level

Lent focuses on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Catholics abstain from meat, which is a form of fasting, on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays in Lent. This spiritual self-discipline, combined with prayer and compassion for the world (our alms), is the focus of Greener Lent.

Good Samaritan

FAST FROM BEEF
EAT OTHER MEAT

This is a good fast if you are a beef-eater. By substituting lower-impact meats, you are taking a huge step!

  • Sunday - Eat any meat, including up to 4 oz. of beef, veal or lamb.
  • Monday - Thursday & Saturday - Eat one 4oz. portion of pork or poultry daily.
  • Fridays in Lent, Good Friday & Ash Wednesday - No meat.
  • Anytime - Enjoy fish as you wish.

John the Baptist

FAST FROM BEEF
REDUCE OTHER MEAT

This is a good fast if you are ready for a few meatless days. Your diet shows your heart for the poor. Way to go!

  • Sunday - Eat any meat, including up to 4 oz. of beef, veal or lamb.
  • Monday - Thursday & Saturday - Eat two 4oz. portions of pork or poultry weekly.
  • Fridays in Lent, Good Friday & Ash Wednesday - No meat.
  • Anytime - Enjoy fish as you wish.

Mary, Mother of God

FAST FROM BEEF
ELIMINATE OTHER MEAT

This is the most rigorous fast. Choose this if you feel called to make a larger sacrifice. Many blessings!

  • Sunday - Eat up to 4 oz. of poultry, but no other meat.

  • Monday - Thursday and Saturday - Fast from all meat during the week.
  • Fridays in Lent, Good Friday & Ash Wednesday - No meat.
  • Anytime - Enjoy fish as you wish.

FASTING

Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. So if you pray, fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear to others, you open God’s ear to yourself.

St. Peter Chrysologus

When we talk about the environment, about creation, my thoughts turn to the first pages of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, which states that God placed man and woman on earth to cultivate and care for it. And the question comes to my mind: What does cultivating and caring for the earth mean? Are we truly cultivating and caring for creation? Or are we exploiting and neglecting it?

Pope Francis World Environment Day Speaks Of Food Waste, Lack Of Attention To Needs Of Poor", www.huffingtonpost.com. June 5, 2013.
Pope Francis

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