Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
March 6th Ashes will be blessed and distributed during the following liturgies:
7:00 a.m. – Mass with Ashes
8:30 a.m. – Mass with Ashes
12:00 noon – Liturgy of the Word with Ashes
6:00 p.m. – Mass with Ashes
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of universal fast and abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. Fasting is required for all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet reached their 60th year.
Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have reached their 14th year.
The Church encourages the faithful to keep the “Paschal Fast” on Good Friday and Holy Saturday in anticipation of the Easter Vigil.