Ash Wednesday this year is on February 18th.
This day marks the beginning of the Season of Lent.
It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption. Ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice. The imposition of ashes is an ancient penitential practice symbolizing our dependence upon God's mercy and forgiveness.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence in the Catholic Church.
The following is the schedule of Masses with distribution of ashes at the A D Bruce Religion Center in the Main Chapel: 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
Use UH entrance # 13 to get to the A D Bruce Religion Center.
For more information about the Masses, please call (713) 748 – 2529.
Parking Alert! Please call the A D Bruce Religion Center to check the parking status for you to park your vehicle at (713) 743 – 5050 and / or by email at adbrc [at] uh [dot] edu