Q. 1. The Catholic Church teaches that we should fast during Lent and abstain from meat on Fridays. What about on the Solemnity of the Annunciation if it falls on a Friday during Lent? Should we fast or abstain from meat on that day?
A. 1. Should the Feast of the Annunciation fall on a Friday during Lent, because it is a Solemnity, one is not obligated to abstain from food or meat on that day.