Catholics do not eat meat on Fridays during Lent, however this year Friday happens to be St. Patrick’s Day

The Diocese of Portland has announced that in honor of St. Patrick’s Day Maine Catholics get a pass on eating meat this Friday.

In recognition that St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday during Lent this year, Bishop Robert Deeley is authorizing individuals who choose to eat meat on that day (i.e., a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner) to commute, that is, transfer their abstinence from meat to another day within that same week. Parishioners are able to make use of this commutation on St. Patrick’s Day for any reason, even if they are not necessarily attending a parish event that day.

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