Forms of Friday Penance

Published on March 9, 2019

The following are suggested as ways of fulfilling Friday penance:
 Abstaining from meat or some other food
 Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking
 Making a special effort at involvement in family prayer
 Making a special effort to participate in Mass on Fridays
 Visiting the Blessed Sacrament
 Making the Stations of the Cross
 Fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and perhaps giving what is saved to the needy
 Helping the poor, sick, old, or lonely.