Announcement regarding dispensation requests for Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14

February 2, 2018

Ash Wednesday is a universal day of fasting and abstinence in the Catholic Church. This year's Ash Wednesday is on Feb. 14, coinciding with Valentine's Day and the Asian New Year (TET).

Due to the importance of Ash Wednesday in the Church, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is not granting any dispensations from fasting or abstaining from meat on Feb. 14, 2018.