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Ash Wednesday – Lent Begins
Ash Wednesday services are held across the Diocese. See this post for the Mass times. If your parish is not listed, contact your parish for times of services.
From the USCB, “For centuries, Catholic Christians have marked the beginning of the season of Lent by receiving ash on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. This tradition has its roots in the Old Testament, where wearing ashes was a common sign of repentance for sins, and a sign of one’s humility before God. Since Lent is a season of penitential renewal through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, it’s appropriate that this ancient sign marks the beginning of the season.”
Access the document here: https://www.usccb.org/resources/Why%20Ashes.pdf