Today Is Ash Wednesday – Here’s Where You Can Get Ashes In El Paso
Now that you have partied your face off, and in some cases, your blouse off, on Fat Tuesday, it's time to go to church and gear up for Lent.
If you managed to make it to work this morning, your plan might be to hit church during your lunch hour to get the familiar cross of ashes on your forehead. The El Paso Times did their annual partial list of Ash Wednesday services. If you don't see your favorite church on the list, just call them and find out when they'll be offering ashes. Some churches do self-serve ashes and some have a Mass before they administer them.
But for heaven's sake, make sure you take those beads off. The priest knows how you got them!
Ash Wednesday services:
Ysleta Mission: Mass in Spanish with distribution of ashes at 7 a.m., the Stations of the Cross at 10 a.m.. There will be a bilingual word service with distribution of ashes at noon, an English Mass with distribution of ashes at 6 p.m., and a bilingual service with distribution of ashes at 8 p.m.
Queen of Peace, 1551 Belvidere: Services at 8:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4:30 and 7 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle, 7424 Mimosa: 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., imposition of ashes at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., noon, 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr, 1700 George Dieter: 6:30 a.m. imposition of ashes at 7:30 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
St. Pius X Catholic parish, 1050 N. Clark: Services at 7 a.m., noon, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Abandoned Chapel, 3501 Hueco: 6:30 p.m.