Precepts of the Catholic Church

The Precepts of the Church describe the minimum effort we must make in prayer and in living a moral life. As Catholics, we are called to move beyond this “baseline” by growing in love of God and love of neighbor. These Precepts are:

  • Attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Confession of serious sin at least once a year
  • Reception of Holy Communion at least once a year during the Easter season
  • Observance of the days of fast and abstinence, specifically:
    • All Catholics ages 14-59 must fast between meals, unless there is a medical reason, on Fridays of Lent as well as Good Friday (and Ash Wednesday)
    • All Catholics ages 14 and above must abstain from meat on all Fridays of Lent as well as Good Friday (and Ash Wednesday).
  • Providing for the needs of the Church

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