LENT ~ 2015 Lent is the penitential season of the church year. It begins this week with Ash Wednesday, February 18th, and ends with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 2nd. Lent has six Sundays. The sixth is called Passion or Palm Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week ASH WEDNESDAY & GOOD FRIDAY: These are days of Fast & Abstinence from meat. There is a limit of one full meal on these days for those between the ages of 18 & 59 inclusive. DAYS OF ABSTINENCE: (All Fridays during Lent) ~ All who have reached their 14th birthday should abstain totally from meat.