St Patrick's Day 2023 (Friday March 17): abstinence info
  • chonakchonak
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    The Pillar has an informative article about dioceses whose bishops have granted dispensations from the Friday Lenten abstinence for St. Patrick's Day, which falls on a Friday this year (2023):
    https://www.pillarcatholic.com/dispensing-with-lent-for-st-paddys-friday/

    Based on information in the article and the comments, it appears that people who live in a parish dedicated to St. Patrick are exempted from the usual obligation because the patronal feast of a parish ranks as a solemnity.
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