BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season for those of the Christian faith. Lent is a season of prayer and repentance in preparation for Easter. For many Christians, it is customary for a cross of ashes to be placed on the forehead.
Below is a short list of where you can get ashes on Ash Wednesday.
Calvary Episcopal in Williamsville
Ash Wednesday services in person only, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Ashes to go, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Masks still required
St. Paul's Episcopal in Clarence
Traditional Ash Wednesday service at noon.
Ashes to go in the parking lot from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ashes in the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated individuals
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Buffalo
Ashes to go, corner of Main and Church Street at noon to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ash Wednesday service 7 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo
Ashes will be distributed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass at 5:30 p.m. There will also be opportunity to receive ashes.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Services being held from noon to 7 p.m. in the main church
Orchard Park Presbyterian
Noon in the North Chapel or 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary