Feb 20 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Practical Notes on Fasting
Homily #150220n ( 09min) Play - Father gives us some practical notes on fasting, abstinence, and penance for this Lent and for the whole year. He reminds us that as Christians, we are bound by God's law to do penance, and that the Church gives us specific days of penance so that we may be formed in an authentic Christian spirit. Father comments on the laws of the Church about days of penance (some of which may surprise you), and gives us St. Francis de Sales teaching on fasting. Finally, Father comments on the obligation the Church imposes on us to do penance, that it binds under pain of sin, and that the reason for it is to form us into authentic Christians who take seriously today's words: "The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast."
Mass: Friday after Ash Wednesday - Wkdy - Form: OF
1st: isa 58:1-9
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 5-6, 18-19
Gsp: mat 9:14-15