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This page will be updated as I finish writing the program out.

Practices marked with a star (🌟) are relaxes on Sundays, Solemnities, and Thanksgiving.

For more information on the reasoning behind these practices, please see the Practices Explained page.

Throughout the entirety of the program

  • Those struggling with habitual mortal sin should go to confession weekly. Try to pick the same day every week. Others should go at least monthly.
  • Try to go to daily Mass at least once or twice a week. (Clergy should be saying Mass every day!)
  • Try to exercise regularly. For some, this means daily; for others, 3 times a week.

Beginning November 15

  • 🌟 Abstain from meat (e.g., beef, pork, poultry)
  • 🌟 Abstain from wine and liquor. Beer is permitted, but moderation is required!
  • Abstain from technology use in the presence of others. Practice intentional attentiveness.

Beginning November 22

  • 🌟 Abstain from dairy. This includes eggs, milk, cheese, etc. Replacements such as oat/soy/almond β€œmilk” are not included.
  • Abstain from social media except when needed for work. Use app timers to help.

Thanksgiving Day

  • Practices marked with a star (🌟) are lifted. Social media and technology may be used to keep in touch with family and friends.
  • Do your best to go to Mass.