Ash Wednesday, Lent 2017 schedule

Lent is a time to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin 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 Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Ash Wednesday

Here is the schedule for Masses for Ash Wednesday, March 1st:

  • Noon on UT’s Health Science Campus,¬†Health Education Building, Room 110
  • Noon in the Worship Space at Corpus Christi (Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Ashes only)
  • 7:30 p.m. in the Worship Space at Corpus Christi
  • 10 p.m. in the Worship Space at Corpus Christi

Lenten Brochure

Download our 2017 Lenten Brochure.

Deanery Penance Services

Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Christ The King Parish; Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Most Blessed Sacrament Parish.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. (except March 3rd, 7th or 10th due to Spring Break) in the Daily Chapel.


Here are some resources for Lent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

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