Ash Wednesday Services

Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1 p.m.
Chapel: Main, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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All are welcome to join us !


"Lord of the winds, I cry to thee, 

I that am dust, 

and blown about by every gust, 

I fly to thee." (Mary Coleridge, 19th cent.)


This coming Wednesday, February 26, the Catholic Church begins its liturgical season of Lent with Ash Wednesday, and the theme that you will see woven throughout Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent is Reaching Out. 

Observing the traditions of Ash Wednesday, the Mission & Ministry Center would like to invite you to join us for any of the following liturgies that are available to our Saint Mary's community.  At each of these liturgies, ashes will be distributed, and all will take place in the Main Chapel.  

Non-Eucharistic Liturgy—1:00pm (during Community Period)

Mass—5:15pm — Father Tom McElligott, Presider, and Father John Morris, OP, Homilist

Mass—8:00pm — Father Hai Ho, OFMCap, Presider & Homilist


The reception of ashes is not limited to Catholics, and all members of our community are welcome to attend. 


Brother David Caretti, FSC, EdD - Asst. Director for Liturgy, Prayer and Faith Formation,

Additional Dates & Times: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Father Hai places ashes on students forhead for ash wednesday