The practice of penance is fulfilled by performing any of the following:
■ Prayer - for example, Mass attendance; family prayer; a visit to the church or chapel; reading the Bible; making the Stations of the Cross; praying the Rosary.
■ Self-denial - for example, not eating meat; not eating sweets or dessert; giving up entertainment to spend time with the family; limiting food and drink so as to give to the poor.
■ Helping others - for example, special attention to someone who is poor, sick, elderly, lonely or overburdened.
Bishop David Walker