Lent Begins Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2024
A Day of Fasting & Abstinence
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent. On this special day of reflection, Catholics wear a marking of the cross in ash on their foreheads. The ashes symbolize our mortality – “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
But you might be wondering, where do the ashes for Ash Wednesday come from? Usually, the Ash Wednesday ashes are created by burning palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebration. Palm Sunday is the last Sunday of Lent and leads into Holy Week and Easter. -- Mercy Home
A plenary indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly make the Stations of the Cross.
Stations of the Cross - Weekly
We pray the Stations to honor His sacrifice for our salvation, to give Him thanks, and to remember we do not carry our cross alone; Jesus carries it with us.
St. Joseph (Akron)
Every Wednesday, 5:30 pm / Feb 21-Mar 20, 2024
Followed by Mass & Lenten Soup Supper
St. Mary (Brush)
Every Friday, 5:30 pm / Feb 16-Mar 22, 2024
Followed by short Lenten video & Lenten Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Free will offering