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Dispensation for St. Patrick’s Day

February 28, 2023

From the Office of the Bishop

Many people enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, with corned beef and cabbage. In light of this tradition, Bishop Silva dispenses from the obligation of Lenten Friday abstinence from meat any Catholic living in or visiting the Diocese of Honolulu (State of Hawaii) for that day only. Those who take advantage of this dispensation should choose another day that week to abstain from meat. This year, St. Patrick's Day is on Friday, March 17, 2023.