Welcome Home! Ash Wednesday 2023

Welcome home!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2023, Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a time of sacrifice and repentance as we strive to turn our hearts to Jesus.  Lent is a time to grow in holiness and prepare ourselves to enter into the Paschal Mystery (the suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus).  The ashes we receive at church remind us of our mortality and the need to repent of our sins. The shape of the cross traced on our foreheads is a reminder of the sacrifice made for us on the cross by our savior, Jesus Christ.

If you have been away from Mass, away from the Eucharist, welcome home! Come, be fed by Jesus. Welcome back to the table of the Lord!  

Ash Wednesday, 2023


SCHEDULE: Ashes will be distributed at all of the following:

Mission Church
4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057

7:00 a.m. Distribution of Ashes
11:00 a.m. Distribution of Ashes
2:00 p.m. Distribution of Ashes
3:00 p.m. Distribution of Ashes
4:00 p.m. Distribution of Ashes

Serra Center
4070 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057
8:00 a.m. Mass w/ Ashes (English)
12:00 p.m. Mass w/ Ashes (English)
5:00 p.m. Distribution of Ashes
7:00 p.m. Mass w/ Ashes (Spanish)



HORARIO: Las Cenizas se distribuyeran en todos los siguientes:

Misión Antigua
4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057

7:00 a.m. Distribución de Cenizas
11:00 a.m. Distribución de Cenizas
2:00 p.m. Distribución de Cenizas
3:00 p.m. Distribución de Cenizas
4:00 p.m. Distribución de Cenizas

Centro Serra
4070 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057

8:00 a.m. Misa con Cenizas (inglés)
12:00 p.m. Misa con Cenizas (inglés)
5:00 p.m. Distribución de Cenizas
7:00 p.m. Misa con Cenizas (español)

Ash Wednesday

Fasting (the eating of one main meal and two smaller meals with no in-between snacks) applies to those between ages 21-59 who are in good health and would not be hampered in their work by fasting. The only days that are legislated by church law are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The other days of Lent and all Fridays are encouraged but not obligated by law.

Abstinence (the exclusion of meat for the entire day) includes anyone from age 7 and up to any age where the loss of meat for one day would not be harmful to one’s health. The days of full Abstinence are Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent.

Ash Wednesday

Ayuno (comer una sola comida principal y dos comidas pequeñas, sin comer entre comidas) aplica a aquellos entre las edades de 21 a 59 que gozan de buena salud y no serán afectados en sus trabajos por el ayuno. Los únicos días que son regidos por la ley de la Iglesia son Miércoles de Ceniza y Viernes Santo. El resto de los días de Cuaresma y de todos los viernes se motiva pero no está obligado por la ley.

Abstinencia (la exclusión de carne durante el día entero) incluye a todos desde la edad de 7 años hasta cualquier edad donde la exclusión de carne por un día no será dañina a su salud. Los días de Abstinencia total son el Miércoles de Ceniza y todos los viernes de la Cuaresma.

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