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Join the university for Ash Wednesday, Lenten journey


Ash Wednesday
(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

The Christian season of Lent begins Wednesday, March 2. Lent is a time for reflection, transformation and renewal for many Christian communities throughout the world. Each year the Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday, a day when an ashen cross is marked on the forehead to remind self and others that we are entering into a Christian season of introspection and discipline. All are invited to join one of the many Ash Wednesday gatherings, from Catholic Masses to receiving ashes and blessings. 

Ash Wednesday services
Wednesday, March 2

Catholic Mass
8 a.m.
12 p.m.
7 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church

8 a.m.
Miraculous Medal Chapel, Lewis Center

12 p.m.​
Loop Campus DePaul Center, concourse level

Ashes and blessing
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, atrium

Ecumenical Worship
5:15 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, room 314

12 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
Loop Campus DePaul Center, 11th floor

During this season, many people choose a path of repentance and fasting or “giving something up" as a discipline during Lent. Others choose to become more intentional about service and sharing resources. As many within the university community embark upon this Lenten journey of 40 days leading to the holy celebration of Easter, all are encouraged to join with Christians throughout the world to use this season as a time of engaging in reflection and spiritual growth.