The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2024. All Catholic are encouraged to participate in the traditional Lenten practice of prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence – one full meal and two smaller meals for persons 18 thru 59 years of age; no meat for persons 14 years and older.
All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence – no meat for persons 14 years and older. There is no obligation to fast during the weekdays of Lent; however voluntary acts of self-denial are encouraged.
Ash Wednesday Services
Please see our listing of Catholic parishes with links to their websites and addresses for updates on their Ash Wednesday service times and location. For many parishes, the most recent Sunday bulletin will be the most accurate source of information.
All Catholics in the Diocese of Youngstown are invited to attend St. Columba Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese, for Ash Wednesday or any services.