A little Ash Wednesday Trivia

Did you know:

  • Many parishes (including the Church of Saint Paul) collect palms from last year’s Palm Sunday celebration for use on Ash Wednesday.   Ashes from burned palms are used to trace that cross on your forehead during the Ash Wednesday liturgy.  This offers you a proper and respectful way to dispose of a your old blessed palms, which are a sacramental and cannot be thrown away.
  • You don’t have to be Catholic to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday.  Anyone who is willing to humbly acknowledge their need for God’s mercy is welcome!

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