Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Ash Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, begins the Holy Season of Lent. The Diocesan Office for Evangelization and Catechesis and the Diocesan Office for Liturgy have prepared an Ash Wednesday program that can be celebrated at home – with the Gospel proclamation and a brief reflection by His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby.

Parents may bless their children by tracing the Sign of the Cross on their foreheads, marking the beginning of the annual Lenten journey. In addition to the liturgy, a resource sheet for families has been compiled that
encourages a prayerful observance of this Holy Season. 

For more information and additional resources for celebrating Lent in pandemic times, please see our Diocesan website: