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Churches observing Ash Wednesday across the Grand Rapids Diocese

Posted at 7:37 AM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 08:55:31-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Each year Ash Wednesday marks the start of the lent marking 46 days before Easter. Today will be the first normal observance in two years for some people after COVID-19 forced churches to get creative. Cathedral of St. Andrew is one of the many churches holding masses across the Grand Rapids diocese observing Ash Wednesday.

During these Ash Wednesday masses, a priest will place ashes which is a symbol of penance on a worshiper’s forehead in the shape of a cross. Ash Wednesday masses will continue all day long at many parishes around West Michigan. Here is a list of all the masses happening within the Grand Rapids Diocese.

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