How to Participate: 5 Ways

1. Host or attend a Eucharistic Holy Hour on the last Sunday of each month

2. Pray a daily Rosary

3. Prayers of the Faithful at daily and Sunday Masses

4. Abstain from meat on Fridays and fast on Fridays

  • Fasting and abstinence unites us to the redemptive suffering and death  of our Lord. “The seasons and days of penance in the course of the  liturgical year (Lent, and each Friday in memory of the death of the  Lord) are intense moments of the Church’s penitential practice.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1438
  • The practice of fasting: The general practice of fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal.
  • As we are conformed to Christ through fasting and abstinence, we in  particular remember the intention of the protection of life, marriage  and religious liberty.
  • For more information on fasting and abstinence, see the USCCB Fast & Abstinence page.
  • Go to to sign the pledge to fast and abstain from meat on Fridays.
  • Download and print pledge cards to pass out at your parish or school
  • Sign up for a weekly reminder, intention, and reflection by entering your email in the upper-right box of this page or by texting “FAST” to 99000.

5. Participate in Fortnight for Freedom (June/July 2014)


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