Friday Penance


The next several Fridays all have different requirements for fasting and abstinence from meat.

Friday, 12 April. Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat for Catholics age 14 and above.
Friday, 19 April. Good Friday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Roman Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
Friday, 26 April. The Friday in the Octave of Easter is a Solemnity, so the obligation to abstain from meat or do some other penitential act is dispensed (CIC 1251).