Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 17th. There are a few changes this year as we continue to adjust for the pandemic. There will only be two Masses on Ash Wednesday – 8:30 AM and 7 PM. You will need to register to attend these services. They will be livestreamed at oldstmarys.com and posted to YouTube.
Ashes will be distributed at the Masses, but not in the usual manner. To avoid physical contact, ashes will be sprinkled on the top of your head. This method is used frequently in Europe—including the Vatican
In lieu of the usual Mass at 12 Noon, ashes will be distributed in the Commons from 12 Noon until 1 pm. You would walk in be sprinkled and depart. No registration required.