Dec. 5 Slated for Ember Day
The Ember Day for Advent Will Be on Wednesday, Dec. 5. an Ember Day Is One Set Aside for Voluntary Prayer and Fasting

Catholic Sentinel
November 30, 2007

The Ember Day for Advent will be on Wednesday, Dec. 5. An Ember Day is one set aside for voluntary prayer and fasting.

To fast means to eat only one full meal. The other two meals should be less than the normal amount unless they are already at the minimum for good health. Eating between meals is not permitted, although liquids are allowed.

Archbishop John Vlazny instituted Ember Days in the Archdiocese of Portland in 2002 as days set aside for prayer for victims of child sexual abuse.

He specified that Ember Days in the archdiocese be celebrated three times each year: in Advent, in Lent and in the Fall.

Parishes are encouraged to plan their own prayerful celebrations for this Ember Day.


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