Dinner with friends on Good Friday?

Would it be appropriate to gather with family (they are not Catholic)
on Good Friday for a meal. Dh and I will be attending Good Friday services and understand what the day is about. We do not intend on making the meal a party of (ie drinking, ect) of any type and see it as a family meal. Would this be ok?


Good Friday is not a day for visiting. It is different from every other day and we are obliged to make it so in the way we spen it. A simple meal in a house devoid of radio and TV is appropriate. The children need to notice that it is different–and the adults do too.
Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary after dinner.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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