Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting (1 meal & 2 smaller meals that together do not constitute the other meal) and abstinence (no meat). It is not a holy day of obligation. However, it is strongly advisable to attend Mass since it is a fitting way to mark the beginning of the penitential season of Lent.
Why do we receive ashes on the forehead? The act of applying ashes to our forehead symbolizes our mortality as well as our need for ongoing repentance. Read more.
7am – St. Mary Magdalene;
St. Mary’s Downtown; Prince of Peace
8:30am – St. Mary Magdalene;
Prince of Peace
9am – Blessed Trinity
noon – St. Anthony of Padua; St. Mary’s Downtown; Prince of Peace (Latin)
12:10pm – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
12:15pm – St. Mary Magdalene
5pm – St. Mary Magdalene
6pm – Our Lady of the Rosary
6:30pm – St. Mary Magdalene
7pm – Blessed Trinity (SPANISH); St. Anthony of Padua; St. Mary’s Downtown (with SPANISH in the Baum Center); Prince of Peace
8:30pm – St. Mary Magdalene (SPANISH)