Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday is an important holy day in the liturgical calendar; taking place 46 days before Easter Sunday.
Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
Join us for Mass with distribution of ashes at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm
All are welcome!