Ash Wednesday – Rules & Schedule

Note on Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes in Time of Pandemic

The health situation caused by Covid-19 continues to force changes on daily life, which are also reflected in the Church’s sphere. Ahead of the beginning of Lent, on Wednesday, 17 February, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a note detailing how Catholic priests are to distribute ashes. The Priest says the prayer for blessing the ashes. He sprinkles the ashes with holy water, without saying anything. Then he addresses all those present and only once says the formula as it appears in the Roman Missal, applying it to all in general: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel”, or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”. The Priest then cleanses his hands, puts on a face mask and distributes the ashes to those who come to him or, if appropriate, he goes to those who are standing in their places. The Priest takes the ashes and sprinkles them on the head of each one without saying anything.

Masses & Services

  • 6:30 am Service
  • 8:30 am Mass
  • 10:00 am Service
  • 12:00 am Service
  • 3:00 pm Service
  • 4:30 pm Service
  • 5:30 pm Service
  • 7:00 pm Mass

At all services a collection will be taken up for the church in Central & Eastern Europe.

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