Holy Mass on Ash Wednesday with deposition of the ashes will be in Callander at 10.00am. A short Rite of the deposition of the ashes will be in Callander at 3:00pm, and in Doune at 5.00pm
Ash Wednesday is one of two yearly days of obligatory fasting and abstinence for Roman Catholics, along with Good Friday. The norms of fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59.
Fasting means a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but they are not to equal that of a full meal. The rule of abstinence from meat is binding upon Catholics aged 14 and onwards.