Fasting and Abstinence

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** Lenten Dispensation **

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has granted to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Seattle a dispensation from the Lenten obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, March 17, the Feast of St. Patrick. The Archbishop encourages anyone who wishes to take advantage of this dispensation to abstain from meat on another day of that week, or to substitute abstinence from meat with a personal penitential act offered for the success of the proclamation of the Gospel in western Washington, in honor of St. Patrick.