New Jersey commuters receive ashes on the go for Ash Wednesday

On this Ash Wednesday, commuters had the opportunity to receive their ashes on the go at Westfield Train Station.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2023, 11:04 AM

Updated 511 days ago

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On Ash Wednesday, most people who receive ashes on their foreheads attend a specific Mass at church. On Wednesday, commuters had the opportunity to receive their ashes on the go at Westfield Train Station in Westfield. The ashes received today were made from palm branches from last year's Palm Sunday service.
Lent represents the 40 days that Christians believe Jesus wandered the desert praying and fasting after he was baptized. It is a period of reflection, prayer and penance.


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