Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Catholic Lenten season in preparation for Easter, is Wednesday, February 6, 2008 – the earliest the date can fall on the Church calendar. In Catholic tradition, Ash Wednesday is a day of sacrifice, penance and fasting during which the faithful attend Mass to receive a cross of ashes on their foreheads to remind them of their humanity and God’s power and blessings in their lives.
The following list is compiled from parishes that submitted Mass and Prayer Service times to the Office of Communications for publication. All are invited to attend. Please contact parishes individually for additional Mass times and more information.ORLEANS PARISH
St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans
7:30 am, 12:00 noon with Archbishop Alfred Hughes, 5:00 pm
All Saints, New Orleans
1441 Teche St.
6:30 am and 6:30 pm
Holy Name of Jesus, New Orleans
6367 St. Charles Ave.
6:30 am, 7:30 am and 5:30 pm
St. Andrew the Apostle, New Orleans (Algiers)
3101 Eton St.
7 am, 8:30 am, 11 am and 7 pm
St. Francis of Assisi, New Orleans
631 State St.
8 am, 12 pm and 6 pm
St. Gabriel, New Orleans
4700 Pineda St.
8:30 am and 7 pm
St. Henry, New Orleans
812 General Pershing St.
8 am and 4 pm
St. Leo the Great, New Orleans
2916 Paris Ave.
8 am and 7 pm
St. Patrick’s, New Orleans
724 Camp St.
11 am, 11:45 am, 12:30 pm and 5 pm (Confessions before all Masses)
St. Rita, New Orleans
2729 Lowerline St.
7 am, 12 noon and 6 pm
St. Stephen’s, New Orleans
1025 Napoleon Ave.
6:30 am (in rectory chapel), 12 noon and 7 pmJEFFERSON PARISH – East Bank
Nativity of Our Lord, Kenner
3325 Loyola Dr.
8:30 am, 12 noon, 6:30 pm and 8 pm (Spainsh)
Our Lady of Divine Providence, Metairie
1000 N. Starrett Rd.
9 am and 7 pm; 12 noon – Word Service and Distributions of Ashes
St. Ann, Metairie
4940 Meadowdale St.
6:30 am, 10 am and 7:30 pm – Masses and Distribution of Ashes followed by the Novena to St. Ann; 3 pm – Liturgy of the Word Service and Distribution of Ashes
St. Catherine of Siena, Metairie
105 Bonnabel Blvd.
9 am and 6 pm
St. Clement of Rome, Metairie
4317 Richland Ave.
7 am and 8:15 am – Mass with Distribution of Ashes; 12 noon and 7 pm – Word Service with Distribution of Ashes
St. Edward the Confessor, Metairie
4921 W. Metairie Ave.
7 am and 6 pm; 12 noon and 7:30 pm – Prayer Services with Distribution of Ashes
St. Jerome, Kenner
2400 33rd St.
9 am and 6:30 pm – English Mass with Distribution of Ashes; 8 pm – Spanish Mass; 12 noon – Prayer Service with Distribution of AshesJEFFERSON PARISH – Westbank
St. Cletus, Gretna
3600 Claire Ave.
9 am, 12:15 pm and 7 pm
St. Rosalie, Harvey
600 Second Ave.7am, 8:30am, 12:10pm and 7pm PLAQUEMINE PARISH
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bell Chasse
8968 Highway 23
9 am. 12 noon and 7 pmST. BERNARD PARISH
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Chalmette
2320 Paris Rd.
7 am, 12 noon and 7 pmST. CHARLES PARISH
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Hahnville
1 Rectory Lane
6:30 am and 8 am with the Way of the Cross at 6 pm
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Norco
401 Spruce St.
8 am and 6 pm; 12:15 Liturgy of the Word Service with Distribution of Ashes
St. John the Baptist, Paradis
12 noon and 7 pmST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
St. Mark, Ama
River Road, Ama
8 am and 7 pmST. TAMMANY PARISH
Most Holy Trinity, Covington
4465 Hwy 190 East Service Road
8:45 am, 12:10 pm and 7 pm – ashes to follow all Masses
Our Lady of the Lake, Mandeville
312 Lafitte St.
7 am, 9 am, 12 noon and 6:30 pm
St. Luke the Evangelist. Slidell
910 Cross Gates Blvd.
8:45 am, 12:10 pm and 7 pm
St. Margaret Mary, Slidell
1050 Robert Blvd.
6:30 am, 8:30 am, 12 noon and 6:30 pm