Ash Wednesday

Vote: Survey says few New Jersey residents attend church
Today is one of those days out of the year when PACE Catholics all over the state attend services to receive ashes – signaling the beginning of the Lenten season.
(PACE is the acronym for Palm Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Christmas, and Easter – days in which those who don’t nor…
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Folks flocking to church won’t be an unusual sight today.
Why?
Because today marks the beginning of the Lenten season – the 40 days period of fasting and abstinence preceding Easter.
Technically it’s not a “holy day of obligation,” but for some reason Catholics in particular and Christians in general f…
What Will You Give Up for Lent?
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar, directly following Shrove Tuesday. Occurring 46 days before Easter, it is a moveable feast that can fall as early as February 4 and as late as March 10.