Ash Wednesday


Masses at 8 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. School mass at 9:30 a.m. Ashes will be distributed at all masses.

On Ash Wednesday we will have three masses at which we will distribute ashes.
We will have our usual 8 a.m. Mass. We have added a 7:30 p.m. evening Mass.  The school Mass will be at 9:30 a.m.

Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence.  For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onward. c.f. USCCB

Since Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence and it is also Valentine's day, consider giving that heart shaped box of chocolates on Mardi Gras, the day before.