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PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

St. Mark the Evangelist, Greencastle, and our Mission St. Luke the Evangelist, Mercersburg, endeavoring to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as individuals and as a community of participation of all our members in worship, believing, learning and in service. As a Catholic community of faith, hope, and love, we invite others to join us in our goal of renewal—and welcome them into our fellowship.

GUIDELINES FOR FASTING AND ABSTINENCE FOR LENT

As a practice of self-denial during Lent, Catholics practice days of fasting and abstinence from meat. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
As a reminder, the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has given us these guidelines 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, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.”

R.C.I.A.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program designed for those people interested in becoming Catholics, those who are inquiring about the Catholic Faith, and those Catholics who want to know more about their faith. Now is the time to plan. Do you know of someone you can invite to learn about our faith and perhaps even become Catholic? Each Catholic has an important role to play in sharing our Catholic faith. Inviting people to our R.C.I.A. classes is a special way to do your part. Classes will begin this fall. Please call the office 597-2705 with questions or to sign up.