Fasting And Abstinence
Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound to fast may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary, to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all 14 years or older on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and on all Fridays of Lent.