Ash Wednesday Mass and Service Schedule- February 17, 2021
Mass: St. Mary Magdalene, Wolcott, 8:30 a.m.
Mass: St. Michael, Lyons, 8:30 a.m.
Service only: St. Michael, Newark, 12:00 p.m.
Mass: St. Patrick, Savannah, 12:00 p.m.
Service only: St. John, Clyde 5:30 p.m.
Mass: St. Michael, Newark, 6:00 p.m.
Service only: St. Thomas, Red Creek, 6:00 p.m.
This year ashes will be distributed differently. Instead of the priest or deacon making the sign of cross with ashes on the forehead of the faithful, the priest or deacon will sprinkle dry ashes imposed by making a sign of the cross above the crown of the head as the ashes fall upon the hair (or bald head). While this method of distribution is used at the Vatican and in many European and Asian countries, it will be a significant change for us. As the ashes will be placed on top of our heads, we will want to consider what we will wear. I would recommend avoiding white or light-colored clothing, along with anything that is expensive or difficult to clean.
We trust in your patience and understanding as we adapt to yet another change amid this pandemic.