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Welcome to the FAST24 homepage.  FAST24 is a weekend experience of Catholic faith renewal through the Eucharistic Fast and Eucharistic Feast.

In the FAST24 experience, participants spend 24 hours fasting, praying, learning and growing in faith together with others in the community.

The next FAST24 event will be held on 23 – 24 Feb 2018 at Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Riverton) Parish in Perth, Western Australia. Click here for the program schedule.

 

During Lent, the 24-hour fast begins with the Via Crucis (The Stations of the Cross) on a Friday evening, and finishes with the Holy (Vigil) Mass on Saturday evening the next day.

In between the Stations and the Mass, FAST24 participants journey together through a range of activities: e.g. workshops, group discussions/sharing, team-building, games, overnight sleepout/camping, meditative reflections, prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Holy Hour) and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

 

For general enquiries, please use the form below.  If you wish to register for FAST24, please use our Registration page instead.


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If you wish to register for FAST24, please use our Registration page instead.

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“FAST24 has been such a great experience to become closer to God.  I enjoyed every part of FAST24. I learned the simplest things that can help me be a better person. I loved making the T-shirts and it was a great way to display how awesome FAST24 was. I was really surprised that the fasting didn’t affect me too much, and I was able to enjoy fasting because we did it together.  I would love to come back and do this again.”

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FAST24 (LENT 2018) PROGRAM

Theme: “Transfigured and Renewed”   FAST24 Dates:  Friday 23 February & Saturday 24 February, 2018. Start time: Friday 23 February 2018 from 5.30PM, beginning with a community welcome and light dinner, followed by Stations of the Cross at 7.00PM. End time: Saturday 24 February 2018 after the 6PM Mass, followed by a community supper to break the … Continue reading FAST24 (LENT 2018) PROGRAM

Riverton Parish Commemorates 2016 Lenten Season & Jubilee Year with FAST24

PERTH: On Friday, 18th February, Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish in Riverton held its first 24-hour community fast to commemorate the start of the 2016 Lenten Season and reflect on what the Jubilee Year of Mercy means for the youth of the parish. The event, called FAST24, attracted more than 40 people of all ages. It was designed to help adult parishioners recognise the importance of being witnesses of our Catholic Faith to the youth of the parish through the Eucharistic Fast and Feast (Holy Mass).

Why we fast: understanding the Eucharistic Fast in the context of the Sacrament of the Eucharist

FAST24 is a step forward towards making a good faith effort to prepare ourselves properly to receive the Lord in the Holy Eucharist.

The Eucharistic Fast assists us in preparing to receive Holy Communion wholly—body and soul. The fast is a physical mortification that strengthens our spiritual focus on the Lord, so that we may humbly encounter the divine Saviour who offers Himself to us through the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

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