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Ash Wednesday is traditionally a day of fasting and the beginning of the Lenten season that leads us to Easter Sunday. Many people today still fast, or “give up” something for Lent as a form of self-denial and connecting to the sufferings of Christ.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is traditionally a day of fasting and the beginning of the Lenten season that leads us to Easter Sunday. Many people today still fast, or “give up” something for Lent as a form of self-denial and connecting to the sufferings of Christ.

Lent and Easter Infographic - Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox [3/21] - Easter varies between 4 April and 8 May

Lent and Easter Infographic - Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox [3/21] - Easter varies between 4 April and 8 May

The Distribution of Ashes    During Mass, the ashes which give Ash Wednesday its name are distributed.  The ashes are made by burning the blessed palms that were distributed the previous year ........

The Distribution of Ashes During Mass, the ashes which give Ash Wednesday its name are distributed. The ashes are made by burning the blessed palms that were distributed the previous year ........

Reflection for Ash Wednesday | Celebrate Ash Wednesday with a reflection on the themes of both repentance and healing. Download the reflection and share it with your family or class.

Reflection for Ash Wednesday | Celebrate Ash Wednesday with a reflection on the themes of both repentance and healing. Download the reflection and share it with your family or class.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of #Lent! What sacrifice have you prepared to make for the next 40 days?

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of #Lent! What sacrifice have you prepared to make for the next 40 days?

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