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Note on St. Patrick’s Day
March 6th, 2017

The feast of St. Patrick, March 17, is a solemnity within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. St. Patrick is the principal co-patron of the archdiocese. March 17, 2017, is a Friday. While normally Lenten observance requires abstinence from meat on the Fridays of Lent, canon law includes the exception: “unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday” (Canon 1251); therefore, within the bounds of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the faithful are not required to abstain from meat on March 17, 2017.


From March 9, 2017 issue of Catholic San Francisco.






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