Ash Wednesday 2-17-2021

All Day

During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves

  • to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture

  • to service by giving alms: The giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).

  • to practice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season.

For more information, visit the website for The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at