Lenten Regulations for Fasting and 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 rule for fasting applies on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. Abstinence from meat is required on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent.
Can You Lend Us a Hand?
YAM is looking for more help with ministries at Mass each Sunday. Ask any of the board members how you can help! Gift bearers and greeters are just some of the ways you can get more involved with the Sunday Mass!
Service Project for February
YAM will be helping out at St. Joseph’s Home on February 28th. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 9:30am where they will help residents attend communion service and then lunch. This is a great opportunity to spend time with people in our community not often seen in our busy lives. All volunteers should contact Dustin Simmons and RSVP ahead of time. Volunteers are asked to help out 9:30am - 1:00pm. Any and all volunteers are welcome and encouraged. Dustin Simmons ~ (402) 541-2207 ~
Springfield’s Got Sisters!
Explore the lives of Sisters in four religious communities during this weekend event hosted in Springfield! Women ages 18 – 34 are invited to explore life in a religious community the weekend of February 21-22. For more information, contact Sr. Teresa Marron, OP, at (708) 207-1874 or email
Catholicism DVD Series
Join us on the last Sunday of each month after Mass as we explore the beauty of the Catholic Church in the DVD series by Fr. Robert Baron of Word On Fire Catholic Ministries titled "Catholicism". The series has been described as "the most important media project in the history of the Catholic Church in America. A stimulating and compelling exploration of the spiritual, moral, and intellectual riches of the Catholic world" (George Weigel). The next gathering is February 22. You won't want to miss it!
Nicholas Gray ~ 309-253-7146 ~