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Ash Wednesday


On Wednesday, February 14 we begin our observance of Lent with Ash Wednesday.  Each year we begin this holy season with the imposition of ashes on our foreheads.  During Mass Father will bless the ashes and say to all of us “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  


Ashes will be distributed during the Masses at 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:00AM, 4:00PM, 7:00PM.


Lenten Regulations :

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, all Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

(From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.)