What is Ash Wednesday?—part of the “What is Lent” video series from the Diocese of New Jersey—
Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season, a reminder of our mortality and of our Easter redemption through Jesus Christ.
The ashes we receive on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday are an outward and visible sign of that reminder.
At dozens of locations around the state, churches of our diocese will impose ashes to commuters, shoppers, and other people going about their daily lives. It’s all part of “Ashes to Go,” a nationwide movement designed to take church “to the streets.” It’s a remarkable evangelical event, a quiet moment of grace in the midst of our busy lives.
Be on the lookout Wednesday for Ashes to Go locations, or use the map on this page to find one.
It’s not too late for your church to participate. Fill out the form to get yourself on the map.
We’ll be livestreaming from many of the Ashes to Go locations Wednesday. Watch the diocese’s social media, YouTube, and web site.