Can Catholics Eat Meat on St Patrick’s Day? Some Parish Give Exemptions


This year, St. Patrick’s Day coincides with Lent Friday, when Catholics traditionally abstain from meat. But after several dioceses across the United States granted exemptions, some Catholics will be able to indulge.

Lent loopholes are allowed in many cities, including: bostonWashington DC, and in both parishes that cover new york city.

“This year, the feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of our Archdiocese, falls on the Friday of Lent. will make distributions from Friday Lenten Abstinence on March 17, 2023 to those who wish to take advantage of this opportunity,” the Archdiocese of Boston wrote in a statement. “This is a one-day preparation.”

The formulation will allow Catholics to eat traditional St. Patrick’s Day meals such as corned beef, cabbage and Shepherd’s pie.

Catholic leaders in Houston, Milwaukee, Phoenix, and Cleveland and Minneapolis issued a similar exception.The parish stressed that Catholics who plan to eat meat should visit churches, engage in acts of piety, and perform other penances to supplement eating meat on Fridays. Washington D.C., The Archdiocese proposed that Catholics who eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day should refrain from eating meat on other days of Lent.

Catholics in Chicago I do not receive general benefits.

“Instead, Catholics attending events in which meat is offered to celebrate St. Patrick should conscientiously change the general rule of abstinence to another form of penance or to the vital importance of benefiting the poor.” It can be replaced with an act of charity,” the Archdiocese of Chicago said in a statement. “Anyway, it is important that we take seriously our duty to observe the Friday of Lent as a way of connecting us with Jesus who died on Good Friday. When we consider His sacrifice on the cross for the salvation of the world, It should not be underestimated, in this holy season.”


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