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Greetings. My family and I observe Friday abstainance throughout the year, as we did not choose to substitute another form of pennance for Fridays outside of Lent. Therefore, since today is the Feast of the Assumption, are we still required to abstain from meat? I wasn't sure if the fact that it was a feast day took priority over the fact that it is a Friday (like if Christmas is on a Friday).
Thank you for your help.
Answer by David Gregson on 9/30/2008:
Any Solemnity would take precedence over Friday abstinence. The Solemnities that may fall on a Friday are:
Jan 1 - Mary Mother of God
Jan 6 - Epiphany (in U.S., usually transferred to Sunday)
Mar 19 - St. Joseph
Mar 25 - Annunciation
moveable - Sacred Heart
Jun 24 - Nativity St. John Baptist
Jun 29 - Sts. Peter and Paul
Aug 15 - Assumption
Nov 1 - All Saints
Dec 8 - Immaculate Conception
Dec 25 - Christmas"