Holy Family Catholic Parish - Marion County, Kansas

Hungry for Christ - fasting for the salvation of souls

Holy Family Parish has formed a Fasting Group for encouragement and support. The goal of the group is to fast on Fridays throughout the year for the salvation of souls and any other intentions.



Here’s how it works:

You will receive an email prior to the fast day. You choose the level at which you would like to participate.

After the fast day, you will receive an email that will call for a self-determined “grade” on a scale of 0-10. This is purely voluntary, but it allows the facilitator to report an aggregate of our efforts. You can use the following guide for your grading:

No fast
1 regular meal
& 2 small
No food


Grading suggestions: You should give yourself extra credit for attending Mass, a holy hour and other devotions. Add one credit for each item added to the fast. You should subtract from your score if you are lacking in charity, such as being cross with your family or others.

Always with God’s grace, we should strive to increase what we do for His glory. Thank you for your consideration, may God bless you!

If you would like to join “Hungry for Christ” and be added to the email list, contact Denice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.’”    Matt. 16:24