12418043_10207692637650244_8481745590408435754_nBelow is the comprehensive Mass schedule for the Greenville area on Ash Wednesday. While all Roman Catholics are encouraged to attend Mass on Ash Wednesday in order to begin the Lenten season with the proper attitude and reflection, Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • 7am at Prince of Peace
  • 7am at St. Mary Magdalene
  • 7am at St. Mary’s
  • 8:30am at Prince of Peace
  • 8:30am at St. Mary Magdalene
  • 9am at Our Lady of the Rosary
  • 9am at the Poor Clares Monastery
  • 10am at Blessed Trinity
  • Noon at Prince of Peace (Latin)
  • Noon at St. Anthony’s
  • Noon at St. Mary’s
  • 12:10pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • 12:15pm at St. Mary Magdalene
  • 5pm at St. Mary Magdalene
  • 6pm at Our Lady of the Rosary
  • 6:30pm at St. Mary Magdalene
  • 7pm at Blessed Trinity (Spanish)
  • 7pm at Prince of Peace
  • 7pm at St. Anthony’s
  • 7pm at St. Mary’s (offered in English in the Church & Spanish at the Baum Center)
  • 8:30 at St. Mary Magdalene
  • 9pm at Furman University

*note that St. Rafka’s began the Great Lent with a 7pm Divine Liturgy on Ash Monday.


Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of fast. On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two lesser meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. Catholics who have completed their 18th year are bound by this law until the beginning of their 60th year.

Ash Wednesday & ALL Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. On days of abstinence, meat should not be eaten at any meal. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics who have completed their 14th years.

The obligation to observe, as a whole or “substantially,” the penitential days specified by the Church is a serious obligation. The Code of Cannon Law states:

“On these days (of Penance), the faithful are in a special manner to devote themselves to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity, to deny themselves, by fulfilling their obligations more faithfully and especially by observing the fast and abstinence…”

Fridays during Lent

5:30pm Stations at St. Mary Magdalene

6pm Way of the Cross at St. Mary’s

7pm Stations, Benediction and Confessions at Prince of Peace

Sundays during Lent

5pm Solemn Vespers at St. Mary’s

7:30pm Compline at Prince of Peace

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