Ash Wednesday Masses

    February 22, 2019

    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent, a time of deep discernment and preparation during which we journey with Christ through his suffering, death, and resurrection. Ashes will be distributed at three Catholic Eucharistic liturgies in the DeNaples Center Ballroom on March 6: 12:05 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

    Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. 

    What does it mean to FAST?

    Those from age 18 until age 59 are permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.

    What does it mean to ABSTAIN?

    Catholics who are age 14 and up are to abstain – or refrain from – eating meat. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence.      

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