"Live the Fast" at Queen of All Saints this Lent
Join Queen of All Saints in community-wide fasting this Lent.
- Fasting allows us to pray with our body, and gives weight to our prayer intentions
- Fasting teaches us the difference between wanting and needing.
- Fasting reminds us of the plight of the poor and hungry.
- Fasting and prayer helps us slow down the pace of life, prioritize and promote peace
- Fasting can draw us closer to Christ in prayer and free us of addictive behavior.
How to Fast?
A traditional fast is on bread and water. LaVallee’s fasting program, “Live the Fast” provides you with nutritious, preservative and additive free, protein-rich breads that can sustain one throughout the day. The “Live the Fast” program delivers the bread right to your door and includes a book about fasting. Depending on your health and circumstances, fasting might look differently for each person. The 24 hour fast would be 3-4 rolls/day, but most should start with an 18 hour fast where two meals are replaced with a roll each, and then a lighter meal for dinner.
How do I join the Fast?
- Click through to Live The Fast
- Order a Fasting Kit ($25+shipping) which includes 9-12 days of fasting rolls, materials and email reminders and encouragement.
- Your rolls will arrive within a week. Put your rolls in the freezer immediately upon delivery.
- Every Wednesday, join with the Queen of All Saints community in a day of fasting and prayer. Every fasting kit ordered through our website brings in a $1 to our parish.
- Questions or concerns? Email
"We might wonder what value and meaning there is for us Christians in depriving ourselves of something that in itself is good and useful for our bodily sustenance. The Sacred Scriptures and the entire Christian tradition teach that fasting is a great help to avoid sin and all that leads to it. For this reason, the history of salvation is replete with occasions that invite fasting…Denying material food, which nourishes our body nurtures an interior disposition to listen to Christ and be fed by His saving word."
- Pope Benedict XVI in his 2009 Message for Lent