Ebene News – United States – Archdiocese issues statement on Ash Wednesday

Francisco Rodriguez, 3, receives ashes on February 26 last year at St Rose Catholic Church of Lima in San Antonio This year Catholic parishes will modify Ash Wednesday ritual to promote social distancing and reduce crowds

With temperatures still just below freezing and sub-optimal road conditions, Catholic leaders in San Antonio have urged worshipers to check in with their parishes and monitor their social media throughout the day and into the future morning to get information about the times of mass

Ash Wednesday already looking different from previous years – churches have been instructed to sprinkle ash instead of the usual smear due to the coronavirus pandemic – this week’s unprecedented weather makes pivot leadership again

According to the Archdiocese’s Facebook post, worshipers are given a “dispensation from the law of fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday,” meaning parishioners can have their breakfast, given the general lack of electricity and water

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Ebene News – United States – Archdiocese issues statement on Ash Wednesday

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