Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.

Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too.

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Alternatively, the priest may speak the words, "Repent and believe in the Gospel."

Ashes also symbolize grief, in this case, grief that we have sinned and caused division from God.

Writings from the Second-century Church refer to the wearing of ashes as a sign of penance.

Priests administer ashes during Mass and all are invited to accept the ashes as a visible symbol of penance. Even non-Christians and the excommunicated are welcome to receive the ashes. The ashes are made from blessed palm branches, taken from the previous year's palm Sunday Mass.

Anton

Saint Anthony Church

4th and Lawrence Streets

Noon (Mass)
6 p.m. (Communion Service)

Denver City

Saint William Church

401 Mustang Ave

8:30 a.m. (Spanish)
4 p.m.; 6 p.m.; 8 p.m. (bilingual)

Earth

Saint Mary Magdalene

806 E US Highway 70

6 p.m. (bilingual)

 

LamesA

Saint Margaret Mary Church

908 S. Second

7 a.m., Noon, 7 p.m.

Littlefield

Sacred Heart 1309 W 8th St

7 a.m.; Noon (Spanish)
6:30 p.m.

Lubbock

Holy Spirit Church 9821 Frankford

7:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
5 p.m. , 7 p.m.

Lubbock

Our Lady of Grace

3111 Erskine St
7 a.m., Noon
7:00 p.m.

Lubbock

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 1120 52nd
7 a.m.( Spanish)
Noon-ashes only (English); 6 p.m. (Spanish)

7:30 p.m., (English)

Lubbock

Saint Elizabeth Church
2316 Broadway
7 a.m., 12:20 p.m.

5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Lubbock

TTU - Kent Hance Chapel
2511 17th St
12:20 p.m.

Lubbock

Saint John the Baptist
10805 Indiana Ave
Noon (no Mass); 5 p.m.; 7 p.m.

Lubbock

Saint Patrick
1603 Cherry Ave
Noon; 6:30 p.m.

Lubbock

Saint Theresa
2202 Upland Ave
Noon; 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

 

Morton

Saint Ann
105 NE 8th St
7 p.m.

 

 

Muleshoe

Immaculate Conception
805 E Hickory Ave
6 a.m. (bilingual); 8:30 a.m. (Spanish)
Noon, 5 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. (bilingual)
7:30 p.m.; 8:30 pm (Spanish)

Pep

Saint Philip Neri
FM 303 & St. Philips Rd
6:30 p.m.

Plains

Sacred Heart
1309 11th St
Noon; 6:30 p.m. (bilingual)

Plainview

Sacred Heart
2805 Columbia St
8 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.; 6 p.m.

Slaton

Saint Joseph Church
19th & Division
8:30 a.m.

Slaton

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
605 S. Fourth
6 p.m.

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Contact Information

Lucas Flores
Director of Communications
Phone: 806-792-3943
E-mail: lflores@catholiclubbock.org 

Pat Behnke
Communications
Phone: 806-792-3943
E-mail: pbehnke@catholiclubbock.org 

Debbie Davis
Communications
Phone: 806-792-3943  
E-mail: ddavis@catholiclubbock.org

Nicholas Flores
Communications
Phone: 806-792-3943  
E-mail: nflores@catholiclubbock.org