Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday, February 14

6:30 PM – St. Mark, Iowa Falls

6:30 PM – St. Patrick, Hampton (bilingual)

6:30 PM – St. Mary, Eldora (Distribution of Ashes Service)

7:00 PM – St. Mary, Ackley

Mass will be at 6:30 p.m. in Hampton (bilingual) and 7 p.m. in Ackley.

Also, a reminder that Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting (eating less food than usual) and abstinence (not eating meat). The United States Bishops Guidelines for fasting are as follows, “… the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.”