The Observance of the Memorial of Saint Patrick and the Lenten Obligation to Abstain from Meat on Friday, March 17th

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, in accord with the Code of Canon Law (canon 87), grants a dispensation to all Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to abstain from meat on the Memorial of Saint Patrick on Friday, March 17, 2017.

The attached document from the Archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship contains additional information.

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