Valentine's Day is Ash Wednesday


#41

We’ll be going to the 12.30 Ash Wednesday mass at our church…then out to lunch afterwards


#42

Correction…lunch on Thursday…can’t eat meat Ash Wednesday


#43

Next year, Ash Wednesday isn’t going to be on Feb 14.


#44

Back before Vatican II there were many more days of fasting. Now we just have two days. Good or Bad idea? Well, If you get a dispensation for Ash Wednesday just because it’s Valentine’s day, you automatically cut you fasting days in half. Only one day of fasting for the entire year. No, it’s a good thing Ash Wednesday wasn’t dispensed with.


#45

We went out for a seafood feast (lobster, crab, prawns, mussels, etc.) on Sunday (yesterday) in anticipation. Technically that meal could have been consumed on Ash Wednesday - no flesh meat - but as a $200 gourmet feast it would have completely defied the spirit of the day!!!


#46

No. I’m just going to be depressed as always about not having a girlfriend. So I guess I’ll look at memes after church.


#47

Valentine’s Day is also my son’s birthday. (Yes, one of his middle names is Valentine :heart_eyes:)

We’re celebrating his birthday on Fat Tuesday instead, doing cards and a little candy with the kids on VDay, and observing Ash Wednesday like normal.


#48

I will mope for two reasons: my sins and my relationship status.


#49

I completely forgot about my sins.


#50

We’re going out for a romantic dinner of my parish Fish Fry. And my husband isn’t even Catholic.


#51

My family is celebrating Valentine’s Day tomorrow…we dont do much, just a small box of chocolates for each child and my husband gets me a bigger box. Usually I get him one too but this year I just plan to share mine and finish it off since we won’t be eating chocolate over Lent.


#52

St. Valentine’s Day is also my father’s birthday and the anniversary of his father’s death :frowning:


#53

Your parish is having a fish fry on Ash Wednesday?


#54

It won’t make a difference for me :neutral_face:


#55

It is certainly a kooky calendar year!

Couples will be doing double duties fasting on Ash Wednesday/St Valentines Day and celebrating ones love for each other with ash crosses on their forehead !

and

Easter landing on the 1st April will make egg hunting all the more interesting.

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#56

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Oh wait… Are you serious??

In that case…

:dizzy_face::dizzy_face::dizzy_face:


#57

Things like this make me think God observes Valentine’s Day too… :cupid:


#59

I’m single and so I thought I can give God a nice present by praying or doing something special.


#60

Yep, we are.


#61

I’ve only been focused on the relationship part.


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