Are these allowed? Are they considered a snack? Could you classify them as a meal?
This Lent stuff is so confusing.
Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are required to fast on Ash Wednesday, as well as Good Friday, but this does not mean no food at all.
U.S. bishops define fasting as eating only one full meal the entire day and two smaller portions of food during breakfast and lunch time, that combined wouldn’t equal a full meal, if necessary. There is to be no snacking in between meals.
All Catholics 14 years old and older must completely abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, as well as all the Fridays of Lent.
Eggs, milk products, meat juices, gravies and animal fats are allowed to be consumed, just not the meat itself.
Ash Wednesday Jokes
Little Johnny’s father was trying to explain to Little Johnny and his sister why we have Ash Wednesday and how the pastor puts ashes on people’s foreheads. Little Johnny’s sister began wondering what she should give up for Lent when Little Johnny announced, “I think I’ll give up Ash Wednesday.”
This blond got married on Ash Wednesday. On the first day of their honeymoon, the blonde bride slipped into a nightie and, with great anticipation, crawled into bed, only to find that her new Catholic husband had settled down on the couch. When she asked him why he was apparently not going to make love to her, he replied, “Because it’s Lent.” Almost in tears, she remarked, “Well, that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! Who did you lend it to and for how long?”
A Catholic fellow and a Jewish fellow were discussing their religious traditions, specifically atonement and sacrifice, Yom Kippur versus Lent. The Jewish fellow asked the Catholic fellow what he’d given up for Lent that year.
The Catholic fellow said, “This year, my wife and I agreed to make the ultimate sacrifice—we gave up sex.”
“Wow!” said the Jewish fellow, “How did it go?”
“The first week, we felt pretty good and holy about it,” replied the Catholic fellow. “The second week was really hard, and by the third week—well, we didn’t make it. One morning, my wife bent over to pick up a grapefruit that had rolled onto the floor, and that was it. Right then and there.”
“Sounds serious,” said the Jewish fellow. “Can you go back to church after something like that?”
“Oh, there’s no problem going back to church,” answered the Catholic fellow. “But I don’t think we’ll be returning to that particular Safeway.”
After receiving ashes on his forehead on Ash Wednesday, Little Johnny asked his dad what they were. Before his dad could answer, his 8-year-old sister told him that some people are buried after they die and some people are burned and that makes ashes.
Little Johnny exclaimed, “Then who is on my forehead?”
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Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and Shrove Tuesday are celebrated on Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2012 February 21st
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2013 February 12th
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2014 March 4th
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2015 February 17th
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2016 February 9th
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2017 February 28th
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2018 February 13th
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2019 March 5th
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) 2020 February 25th
( and Paczki Day – or doughnut day )
Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” — the famous festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. “Gras” is French for fat and “Mardi” is French for Tuesday. In many areas, the term “Mardi Gras” has come to mean the whole period of activity related to the celebratory events, beyond just the single day.
Carnival is an important celebration in Catholic European nations. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the week before Ash Wednesday is called ” shrovetide ” , ending on Shrove Tuesday. It has its popular celebratory aspects as well. Pancakes are a traditional food. Pancakes and related fried breads or pastries made with sugar, fat and eggs are also traditionally consumed at this time in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean ~ wikipedia
Just what we need, a Fat Day!
My GUT FEELING is that they should change the name from Fat Tuesday to something like Good Tuesday!
‘Let’s get some donuts later.’
‘It’s Paczki Day or doughnut day, my favourite day of the year!’
‘Let’s follow them up with a
Traditional New Orleans King Cake’
“Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, and of course, this being America, it will be followed by Even Fatter Wednesday, Obese Thursday and Fat-Ass Friday.” –Jay Leno
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