A SAME YET DIFFERENT ASH WEDNESDAY IN 2021....
We have had a year filled with different ways of living and praying. There are fewer people in church. No water in the font. Less singing. No coffee and doughnuts on the way home. Yet we still pray.
Instead of distributing ashes as a cross on the forehead—unsafe in this time of the COVID 19 pandemic—we can still receive them by sprinkling on the top of the head (permitted by our Catholic Church’s ritual rules respecting an ancient liturgical practice). We may look a little cleaner. Regardless, we can still repent—and believe in the Gospel!! We will still bear ashes home to begin our Lenten disciplines and practices.
Come to Ash Wednesday, Feb-ruary 17 at 10am at St. Denis or 6:15 at St. Mary.