Catholics Mark the Beginning of Lent with Ashes (1)

March 3, 2014


Catholics Mark the Beginning of Lent with Ashes

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
CONTACT: Catherine Rogan, Media Relations Specialist, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Ash Wednesday Photo/Video Opportunities

Catholics will mark the onset of Lent with Ash Wednesday on March 5. Throughout the day, hundreds of thousands will attend Masses and Services and receive ashes across their foreheads in a ceremony known as the “imposition” of ashes. The ashes symbolize penance and are a reminder of our mortality.

Lent is the 40-day liturgical season during which Catholics prepare for the celebration of the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. The preparation includes fasting, prayer and works of charity.

The media are invited to the following parishes to take footage of the imposition of ashes. Non-obstructive photography and general videotaping are allowed at the following locations.
***Media must contact Catherine Rogan to receive permission to shoot video or photography at these churches:

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston, TX 77002
7:00 a.m.; 11 a.m. (Liturgy with ashes); 12:10 p.m. (Daniel Cardinal DiNardo presiding); 5:15 p.m.; 6:45 p.m. (Vietnamese); 8 p.m. (Spanish).

Our Lady of Guadalupe
2405 Navigation Blvd. Houston, TX 77003
7:00 a.m. (Spanish); 8:15 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. (Spanish); 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. (Bi-lingual); 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)

St. Vincent de Paul
6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77025
6:45 a.m.; 8:10 a.m.; 12:10 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.

Holy Cross Chapel
905 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
7:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.

St. Michael Catholic Church
1801 Sage Rd., Houston, TX 77056
6:30 a.m.; 8:15 a.m.; 12:10 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima
3600 Brinkman, Houston, TX 77018
6:15 a.m.; 8:15 a.m.; 12:10 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves 1.2 million Catholics in 10 counties.
It is the largest Roman Catholic diocese in Texas and the 12th largest in the United States.
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