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Ash Wednesday

St. Peter will be following the Vatican modification for distribution of ashes on

 Ash Wednesday




The Congregation for Divine Worship released a note laying out the procedures priests around the world are to follow for the distribution of ashes at the start of Lent.

By Vatican News

The health situation caused by Covid-19 continues to force changes on daily life, which are also reflected in the Church’s sphere.

Ahead of the beginning of Lent, on Wednesday, 17 February, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a note detailing how Catholic priests are to distribute ashes.

After blessing the ashes and sprinkling them with holy water in silence, the priest addresses those present, reciting once the formula found in the Roman Missal: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

At that point the priest “cleanses his hands, puts on a face mask, and distributes ashes as he goes to those who are standing in their places.”

He then sprinkles the ashes on each person’s headwithout saying anything.”










St. Peter Ash Wednesday Schedule:

6:45am & 8:00am Mass

Noon - Liturgy of the Word and Ashes

5:30pm & 7:00pm Mass

8:30pm Mass in Spanish

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Ashes will not be applied to your forehead but sprinkled on top of your head. 

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