Ash Wednesday


FEBRUARY 14, 2024

On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Catholics ages 18-59- in reasonable health are called to eat only one full meal and two smaller meals
which, combined, would not equal a single normal meal. Those 14 years and older are called to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent.
Catholics are also encouraged to engage in acts of kindness, justice, and mercy, as well as abstain or refrain from something one would normally indulge in to mark the nature of the season. For young children, parents should communicate the meaning and importance of Lent.

St. Francis de Sales

There are 2 opportunities to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales;

Mass at 8:00 AM

Prayer Service at 3:00 PM

St. Mary – St Catherine of Siena

There are 2 opportunities to receive ashes at St. Mary’s on Ash Wednesday;
Prayer Service 12:10 PM

Mass at 6:00 PM

Ashes are also available at the Parish Office at 46 Winthrop Street in special prayer packets.