Ash Wednesday services across Tucson
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Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - As the Pope speaks to the faithful around the world, today marks Ash Wedesnday and the start of Lent for Catholics in Tucson as well.
There are several services going on throughout the city today, those include ash ceremonies in the morning and full masses in the evening.
In addition, St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal church offered "Ashes to go."
Members of the church visited several locations in Tucson to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes.
More information on the Ashes to go movement can be found here.
We have a partial list of local diocheses offering the Ash Wednesday masses.
-- St. Cyril
8:00 a.m. English | mass with distribution of ashes
12:15 p.m. English | liturgy of the word with distribution of ashes
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. English | bilinugal celebrations of the liturgy of the word with distribution of ashes
-- St. Pius X
6:30 am communion services and ashes
8:30 am mass and ashes
12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. scripture service and ashes
-- San Xavier Mission
6:30 a.m., mass & ashes (church) -- 8:30 am, school mass & ashes (church)
12:15 p.m., scripture service & ashes (church) -- 7:00 p.m., mass & ashes (church)