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Ash Wednesday 2021 Archdiocese of Cincinnati While observing the existing guidance already in place relative to worship in a time of public health concern, the blessing and distribution of ashes to the faithful on Ash Wednesday takes place in the following way (per instruction from the Holy See on Jan …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jan 12, 2021 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican gave guidance Tuesday about how priests can distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a note Jan. 12, directing priests to …

Ash Wednesday Masses AFTER 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. St. John Fisher Newtown, 3227 Church St., Cincinnati OH 45244 Wright State University Campus Ministry, 3650 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Fairborn OH 45324 6:30 p.m. Church of the Resurrection Bond Hill, 1619 California Ave., Cincinnati OH 45237 Immaculate Conception, N Main & Walnut, …

Ash Wednesday is February 26, 2020. In Today’s video we take a look at last year’s 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Peter in Chains, Cathedral:

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 24, 2020 / 03:34 am (CNA).- There is an urgent need for personal conversion, without which the temptations of Satan, and the presence of evil, create a “hell here on earth,” Pope Francis said Monday in his 2020 Lenten message. “Christian joy flows from …

Saturday, December 21, 2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr becoming the Tenth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. We celebrate this day in photos.

Here’s a listing of Ash Wednesday Mass Times after 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. St. John Fisher Newtown 6:30 p.m. Church of the Resurrection Bond Hill Immaculate Conception Botkins (Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes) Immaculate Conception Celina Our Lord Christ The King Mount Lookout St. Aloysius on the Ohio …

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from perfect, but that God loves and redeems us—not despite our brokenness, but in …

Mike Wolf marks a parishioner’s forehead with the sign of a cross during Ash Wednesday services at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017. (CT PHOTO/E.L. HUBBARD)
As Catholics, we like anonymity. We like to blend into the crowd. We don’t wear yarmulkes like Orthodox Jews, or plain clothes like the Amish. We can generally go unnoticed. Until Ash Wednesday. With that big, ashen cross on our foreheads, everyone knows who we are. It’s a sign that …