Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016, masses will be at 8:00am and 6:00pm at St. Mark’s Church. Ash Wednesday begins our Lenten Season. It is a day of fast and abstinence.
The Lenten Season lasts 40 days giving us time to prepare for Easter Sunday.
As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The ashes are a visible symbol of penance. All are welcome to receive the ashes, including non-Catholics. The ashes are made from blessed palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday Mass.