December 12, 2021 8:00 pm

EMBER DAYS are days of prayer and fasting that mark the changing of times
and seasons in order to bring about deeper spiritual renewal. On these days, the Church
“entreats the Lord for the various needs of humanity” and gives thanks to God for various
blessings received (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, 45). Bishop Lucia invites
both the clergy and the faithful of the diocese to participate in the following Ember Days for the
synodal process.
2021 ADVENT EMBER DAYS FOR ATTENTIVE LISTENING
DECEMBER 15TH
PRAY by attending Mass
FAST from online activity / social media
DECEMBER 17TH
PRAY the Divine Mercy Chaplet
FAST by eating only one full meal
(and two smaller meals that together do not equal a full meal)
DECEMBER 18TH
PRAY the Rosary
FAST from buying something that is not needed