Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Many Catholics will mark the day by attending Mass and receiving ashes on their foreheads. The ashes symbolize our creation by God from dust. The priest usually says, “Remember that you are dust and unto dust you will return,” when applying the ashes.
Blessed palms from the previous year are burned to create the ashes used on Ash Wednesday.
Ashes are a visible symbol of penance and help to remind us that during the season of Lent we should prepare for Easter with fasting, abstinence, penance and prayer.
Join us on Ash Wednesday, March 1st. Mass at 8:30 a.m. - Prayer Service at 12:00 p.m. - Mass at 7:00 p.m.