A Message from Father Bernie
Please know that the Holy Rosary Pastoral Team makes an effort to visit the local hospitals each week day. We inquire daily at St. Vincent and Deaconess to attain the name of parishioners, then one of the pastoral team makes a visit. In cases of grave emergency, the hospital chaplains have been good about contacting a priest to provide the Sacrament of the Sick, but a growing number of folks, especially those admitted through the emergency room, are not being made known to us as we make our daily inquiry with the hospitals. Please do not assume that we know you are in the hospital, especially if you or your loved ones are admitted through the emergency room. It never hurts to contact the parish office.
Please note the following rules for fasting and abstinence as pertains to the season of Lent:
Thus, the rules for fasting and abstinence in the United States are:
Every person 14 years or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.
Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The law of fasting prescribed that only one full meal a day was taken with two smaller meals that did not equal the main one.