Out of pastoral solicitude, Bishop Daniel Thomas has decided to dispense the faithful of the Diocese of Toledo, whether actually present in the territory or not, from the obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, 17 March 2023, the memorial of Saint Patrick. Catholics present in the Diocese of Toledo who otherwise reside in another diocese, are likewise dispensed. No member of the faithful is required to make use of this dispensation, however, those who choose to do so are strongly encouraged to abstain from meat on some other day that week as part of their penitential practices during Lent.
The dispensation is here.
Posted February 22, 2023 at 10:07 am