LENT 2021

DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES AT UMASSD

Due to gathering restrictions on campus, we are unable to hold our traditional Ash Wednesday Prayer Service or Masses. 
We will, however, distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm
At the Fire Pit in the Quad

Please note that regulations received from the Vatican permit us only to spinkle ashes on the head. 

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THESEARCH

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Take some time to learn about who God is, who we are and how faith helps us live fulfilling, joyful lives!

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LENTEN BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN

Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Young Women’s Bible study that aims to bring young women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We offer personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm beginning February 17 via Zoom.

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BUSY PERSON’S RETREAT

Dates: Februay 28 - March 4, 2021
You are not alone.
With uprooted plans, new worries, and so many changes, what are you longing for? Do you struggle to make time for prayer now due a change in your daily routine ? Are you seeking a deeper connection to God or searching for clarification, direction, or meaning to the suffering around us? Perhaps you tried to make a retreat in the past but didn’t have the time to get away. What if you could make a private retreat without having to leave your home or dorm room? The Online Busy Student’s Retreat gives you that opportunity!

Spring Semester: February 28-March 4, 2021
Or you can download the Busy Person’s Journal any time and make an appointment to see a spiritual director if you wish by contacting Fr David or Deacon Frank. 
Time: Your time!

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Lenten Regulations

DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER
LENTEN REGULATIONS 2021

1. Law of Fast
A. All adults (18 and older) are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their 60th year.
B. On days of fast, those bound by the law are limited to a single full meal. This meal is meatless. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one's needs; however, together these two meals should not equal another full meal.
C. There are two prescribed days of fast: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

2. Law of Abstinence
A. Those who are 14 years of age and older are obliged to observe the law of abstinence.
B. On days of abstinence, those bound by the law abstain from meat.
C. On all Fridays of Lent, abstinence is prescribed. This, of course, includes Good Friday. Abstinence is also prescribed on Ash Wednesday.


3. Lenten Discipline
The Code of Canon Law very aptly summarizes the ecclesiastical discipline in Canon 1249: "All members of the Christian faithful in their own way are bound to do penance in virtue of divine law; in order that all my be joined in a common observance of penance, penitential days are prescribed in which the Christian faithful in a special way pray, exercise works of piety and charity, and deny themselves by fulfilling their responsibilities more faithfully and especially by observing fast and abstinence..."

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CAMPUS ADDRESS

285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Campus Center Room 220

NEWMAN HOUSE 

359 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, Ma 02747

EMAIL

Fr. David Frederici -  Father.David@umassd.edu
Dcn Frank Lucca -  flucca@umassd.edu

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508-999-8872

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