Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday, February 26. As a reminder, Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence for all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. Fasting means you may have one full meal and two smaller meals that together don’t add up to a full meal, and abstinence means refraining from eating meat. All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses. We will have two 6pm Masses, one at the church, and one at Holy Cross Academy. The Mass schedule is as follows:
6:30am English at St Mary
9am English at St Mary
12pm English at St Mary
4pm Latin at St Mary
6pm English at St Mary
6pm English at Holy Cross Academy (250 Stafford Lakes Parkway, Fredericksburg VA 22406)
8pm Bilingual at St Mary
Please note there will not be 6:30pm Confessions this Wednesday. 12:30pm Confessions will continue as usual.