Wed, Mar 02|
St James Parish
Ash Wednesday Service
We will have two Ash Wednesday in-person services on March 2nd: one at noon and one at 7 pm, both with Holy Eucharist.
Time & Location
Mar 02, 12:00 PM
St James Parish, 3 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT 06032, USA
About The Event
We tend to focus too much on ashes on the Wednesday that begins Lent. Actually, ashes are a sign of repentance, as we understand that we have fallen away from the desires and design of God for our lives and wish to turn back to God. The priest says, as ashes are sprinkled on the head (or traced in the sign of the cross, more typical for us American Christians), “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Those words remind us that we bring nothing into the world and will take nothing from it but, whether we live or die, we belong to Almighty God.
We will have two Ash Wednesday services on March 2nd: one at noon and one at 7 pm, both with Holy Eucharist.