FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2022
(New York, NY) Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will begin Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, by distributing food at the Saint Francis Breadline, located outside Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, 135 West 31st Street, Manhattan, beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period of special prayer, self-sacrifice, and acts of charity, in preparation for Holy Week and Easter, to commemorate the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Following the breadline, Cardinal Dolan will celebrate Mass, distribute ashes, and visit inmates at Bedford Correctional Facility. Due to the protocols of the correctional facility, this event is not open to the press.