ASH WEDNESDAY & GOOD FRIDAY are days of FAST. On days of fast, one full meal and two lesser meals are allowed. Eating between meals is not permitted. Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are bound to fast.
ASH WEDNESDAY and ALL OF THE FRIDAYS OF LENT, including GOOD FRIDAY are also days of abstinence. On days of abstinence, meat may not be taken.. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years of age and older. If members of the faithful are unable to observe the fast and abstinence regulations because of ill health or other reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of penance and self-denial suitable to their condition.