As this is a day of mourning, Catholics should, if possible, refrain from work and participate in the liturgy. The Church also teaches that Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence. For Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59, one full meal and two small meals are recommended. All Catholics older than 14 years old must abstain from meat
Conversations should be respectful, and we should limit our exposure to TV, music, the internet, and other activities that would distract us from fully participating in the commemoration of the day.