Written by Bert Dalida
Eating meat will be forbidden tomorrow.
This is what Father Nonoy Crisostomo of the Holy Rosary Parish (HRP) Boracay reminds the parishioners in line with the Ash Wednesday celebration, or what is known in local dialect as “Miyerkules-Badlis.”
Tomorrow will also be the beginning of the Lenten Season.
The Lenten Season is when Christians and Christians-to-be reflects on the purification of self, rejection of sins, and allowing oneself to live according to the teachings of Christ.
Father Nonoy meanwhile said that Ash Wednesday is an important day of fasting and abstinence, and those with Catholic faith are advised to refrain from eating meat, the whole day as possible.
The said celebration, through placing of ashes on the forehead, is also a reminder that we are sinners and must repent.
On the other hand, Father Nonoy said that those who cannot avoid eating meat can instead do charitable works such as helping others.
In line with this, the Ash Wednesday mass will be held at 6:30am tomorrow at the Holy Rosary Parish, while masses at Brgy. Yapak and Manoc-manoc Chapels will be at 7:30am.
Those who cannot attend the morning mass can attend the Novena Mass at 5:00 in the afternoon.
Translated by Shelah Casiano