Ash Wednesday is February 13th; it is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics.  For those who do not know Catholics put ashes on their heads as a reminder of their mortality. Upon receiving the ashes we hear the words “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  

Ash Wednesday is February 13th; it is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics.  For those who do not know Catholics put ashes on their heads as a reminder of their mortality. Upon receiving the ashes we hear the words “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  

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    Never called it a Holy Day of Obligation. Said I think it could be considered a day of obligation. Considering we must...
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    Holy Days of Obligation are not anything to argue about. The Church sets the calendar and the Holy Days of Obligation....
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    Ash Wednesday is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation
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    Ash Wednesday is February 13th; it is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics. For those who do not know Catholics put...
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    Yay for Ash Wednesday! I’ve been at Catholic schools my whole life too, but it’s really fun to see who’s Catholic at my...
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    I just remembered that I will be going to school with ashes this Ash Wednesday (assuming I go to Mass in the morning)....
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