Ash Wednesday at St. Barnabas


Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent where we seek to turn our hearts back to God in preparation for Easter.


St. Barnabas has multiple Ash Wednesday services throughout the day, including a special, short service for children and families at 5:30 p.m.


We invite you join us for an Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday, March 2, 2022.



Ash Wednesday Services


Noon Service

Wednesday, March 2 at 12 p.m.

This service without music includes Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.


7 p.m. Service

Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

This service with music includes Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.



Created from Dust:

An Ash Wednesday Experience for Children

Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m.


Come hear the story of how God created us all from stardust and calls us to walk in love. Families are invited to join us for a short, interactive service where children can learn about the significance of Ash Wednesday in hands-on and age appropriate ways.



Why Ashes?

Christians have been using ashes as part of Ash Wednesday since the ninth century, according to the Episcopal Dictionary of the Church. Ashes blessed for used on Ash Wednesday are made from burned palms from previous Palm Sunday services.


The imposition of ashes is when ashes are drawn in the sign of a cross on participants' foreheads as a sign of "mortality and penitence." The ashes are imposed with the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 265)