Disciplines of Lent
Fasting and Abstinence, Almsgiving and Prayer
The Church keeps Lent from Ash Wednesday till the evening of Holy Thursday.
A required Fast and Abstinence is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and encouraged on Holy Saturday and the Fridays of Lent.
During Lent all Fridays are days of abstinence (no meat). All the faithful and catechumens should undertake the serious practice of these traditions.