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Ash Wednesday

DATE(S)
02/17/2021
TIME
All Day
LOCATION
All Hallows Catholic Church
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All Hallows Catholic Church 6602 La Jolla Scenic Dr. So.
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants.

8:00 am – Mass and distribution of ashes
5:30 pm – Mass and distribution of ashes
7:00 pm – Liturgy of the Word and distribution of ashes

PLEASE BE PROMPT and wear your mask!

As Jesus fasted 40 days in the desert, the Church traditionally fasts during Lent. A form of bodily prayer, fasting and abstinence in union with other Christians reminds us of our utter dependence on and love for God. A gesture of repentance, fasting is symbolic of a change of heart as we turn away from sin to live in fidelity to the Gospel. Lenten Regulations Fasting: Ages 18-59 fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day, with no snacking between meals. Abstinence: Catholics age 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.

 

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