FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2010
ARCHBISHOP DOLAN TO CELEBRATE ASH WEDNESDAY MASS
Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will celebrate the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (Fifth Avenue at 50th Street, Manhattan) to mark Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent.
Archbishop Dolan will also distribute ashes on the foreheads of some members of the congregation during the Mass.
Lent is a penitential season of preparation for the commemoration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. It leads to Easter Sunday, which will be celebrated this year on Sunday, April 4, 2010.