ASH WEDNESDAY is February 17. While it is not a holy day of obligation, and receiving ashes is not a requirement, attending Mass on Ash Wednesday is a good way spiritually to begin Lent. Because of the risk of spreading disease during the coronavirus pandemic, the minister is not to touch the recipient, and the ashes are not to be smeared on the forehead. Instead, the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has asked that we follow the ancient practice found in Rome and in a number of countries where ashes are sprinkled on the top of the head. So, following Communion, the priest will address all those present at one time, saying “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Communion ministers will then go to the foyer and sprinkle ashes over each person as they leave the church building.
7:00 a.m. with ashes
12:15 p.m. with ashes
5:30 p.m. with ashes
7:30 p.m. with ashes
We, the faith community of Holy Family Parish of the Diocese of San Angelo, and united with the Catholic Church throughout the world, proclaim our belief in the message and mission of Jesus Christ. We seek to live out our baptismal commitment as a community of worship and faith, where we share our gifts and talents to proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Come join us!
2nd Sunday in Lent Saturday 5:30 p.m. 2-27-21