Bishop Stika issues guidelines for St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

Jim Wogan News

Because St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year during Lent, Bishop Stika has issued the necessary dispensation from eating meat on Friday, March 17, the Feast of St. Patrick. This dispensation provides the option to eat meat on March 17, but Bishop Stika requests that those who eat meat on Friday to abstain from meat on Thursday, March 16, or another day near the Feast of St. Patrick.