UP Catholic 02 23 2018 E Edition Page 2

2 February 23, 2018 THE U.P. CATHOLIC AROUND THE DIOCESE www.upcatholic.org COURTESY PHOTO (Left to right) Bessemer faith formation students Vinnie Triggiano, Connor Johnson, Drew Johnson and Allison Chiapuzio participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring following Mass at St. Sebastian Parish in Bessemer on Feb. 4. The youth stood at the church doors after the weekend Masses collecting money in soup pots for the needy in the community. More than $525 was collected and donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Bessemer. Bessemer youth help feed the hungry JAMIE GUALDONI THE U.P. CATHOLIC Emily Langlois, a student at Northern Michigan University in Marquette receives ashes on Ash Wednes- day, Feb. 14 from Father Brandon Oman. Father Oman distributed ashes to students and staffmembers on campus. A short service was held and ashes were distributed throughout the afternoon. Father Oman is the associate pastor of St. Michael Parish and St. Christopher Parish, both in Marquette. College campus distributes ashes to students, faculty on Ash Wednesday Fasting & Abstinence Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Abstinence is also to be observed on the Fridays of Lent. Fasting is usually interpreted to mean one full meal and, if necessary, two other small meals. Abstinence means no meat should be eaten during the entire day. Learn more at www.usccb.org/Lent.

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