ELBURN—In the Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which is the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Ashes will be distributed during religious education classes on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.
On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ashes will be distributed. There will also be a prayer service at 12:10 p.m. with ashes distributed. All are invited.