St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

//St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

In view of the fact that St. Patrick’s Day this year falls on a Friday of Lent, I hereby grant a dispensation from the Church’s law of abstinence for all in the Diocese of Phoenix. I also request that all who avail themselves of this dispensation perform some other work of penance, for example:

  • a prayerful visit to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament
  • fasting from watching a television show
  • visiting someone who is sick or in prison

We do penance in imitation of Jesus’ fast of 40 days in the desert, eager to draw nearer to Him in love.

+Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix
February 15, 2017

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is committed to helping the faithful encounter the living Christ through conversion, communion and solidarity. Led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 1.1 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home. About Us | La Iglesia Católica Romana de la Diócesis de Phoenix esta comprometida a ayudar a los fieles encontrar el Cristo viviente a través de la conversión, la comunión y la solidaridad. Encabezada por el Muy Reverendo Thomas J. Olmsted, más de 1.1 millones Católicos viven en esta comunidad diversa, vibrante y llena de fe.