Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5
On Wednesday, March 5, Catholics in the 19 counties of the Diocese of Toledo together with Catholics around the world will begin the season of Lent, which is a 40 day period of self-examination, fasting, prayer and penance in preparation for Easter Day.
During the Ash Wednesday Mass, foreheads are marked with ashes in the sign of the cross as we hear “Remember, you are dust and to dust you shall return.” This gesture is to humble our hearts and symbolize our mortality as well as our need for ongoing repentance.
The ashes are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. Parishioners are encouraged to bring the palms to church before Lent begins and have a ritual burning of the palms. The ashes are christened with Holy Water and are scented with incense.
--Catholic Diocese of Toledo http://toledodiocese.org/announcements/ash-wednesday
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Toledo Men's Conference
March 15, 2014
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