In the old calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of this week are Ember Days in Lent. The Ember Days occurred 4 times a year during each season and were times of fasting and penance.
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia: “The purpose of their introduction, besides the general one intended by all prayer and fasting, was to thank God for the gifts of nature, to teach men to make use of them in moderation, and to assist the needy.”
Here in Lewiston there will be Ember Day Masses as follows:
Wednesday Feb. 25 (today) 4:30 PM. Confessions before Mass starting at 4 PM.
Friday Feb. 27 4:30 PM. Confessions before Mass starting at 4 PM.
Saturday Feb. 28 at 7 AM. No confessions before this Mass.
All masses are in the Basilica Chapel downstairs, at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St. Lewiston. All Masses are in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass according to the 1962 Missal).