Ash Wednesday marks start of Lenten season - Catholic Courier

Ash Wednesday marks start of Lenten season

The penitential season of Lent began Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, with the distribution of ashes at parishes across the Diocese of Rochester.

At Victor’s St. Patrick Church, the day began with Liturgy of the Word and the imposition of ashes. The faithful also gathered to receive ashes during morning Masses at Brighton’s St. Thomas More Church and Penfield’s St. Joseph’s Church.

In addition to distributing ashes at morning Mass, Rochester’s St. Monica Church presented three drive-thru distribution events in the church parking lot.

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