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Ashes to Go is Back!

Contributed by: Steve Welch, Canon for Communications

The Ashes to Go postcard features quotes from Bishops Stokes and Curry, a definition of Lent, and our findachurch.dioceseofnj.org link for finding a church. The MS Word version is customizable to add your church’s information.

Join Ashes to Go on Ash Wednesday, March 2

“Ashes to Go” is a way of taking church to the streets, meeting people in the midst of daily life with a moment of grace. Each year on Ash Wednesday, clergy and congregants throughout the diocese go out to the people to administer ashes at train stations, coffee shops, shopping malls, hospitals, street corners, anywhere busy people are. Because of the pandemic, the diocese did not participate in Ashes to Go last year. This year, Bishop Stokes has determined that with proper safety precautions, the tradition will continue. As he’s done in the past, the bishop himself will be imposing ashes at the Trenton Transit Center.

If you’re participating, please let us know using the form below. We’ll include you on an Ashes to Go map and information we’ll send to the news media and the public. We will also send you postcards with information about Ash Wednesday and Lenten prayers you can share with those who participate.

On Ash Wednesday, be sure to take lots of pictures and video and post to social media. Use the hashtags #DioceseofNJ and #AshestoGo so we can follow your adventures.

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