Wednesday is a day of strict Fast for all able-bodied Christians.  Children under 12, the elderly, and the sick are always exempt from the Church’s Fasts.  The Fast is from after the sundown meal on Tuesday until sundown of Ash Wednesday.  The Choral Liturgy of Ash Wednesday is at 6.30 PM.  (Ashes will be distributed on Greenmount Avenue between 11.00 AM and 1.00 PM.)