CLEVELAND -- Ash Wednesday has arrived, and Christians around the world are marking the beginning of the Lenten season.
In Cleveland, the Cathedral of Saint John is holding six masses throughout the day as follows:
- 7:15 a.m.
- 11 a.m.
- 12 p.m.
- 1 p.m.
- 5:10 p.m.
- 7 p.m.
We streamed live footage of the earliest service, which you can watch HERE:
Ashes will be distributed at each mass with Bishop Nelson Perez performing the duty at noon’s service.
CLICK HERE to find the closest parish to you. Make sure to contact that location for their specific Ash Wednesday service information.
"According to Catholic tradition, Lent provides us with a yearly opportunity to renew and deepen our relationship with Christ," the Cleveland Catholic Diocese writes. "It is a time during which penitential practices and good works are stressed equally by the Church. Acts of sacrifice and self-denial alongside actions directed toward love of God and neighbor combine to powerfully fulfill our baptismal commitment to be like Christ."
Tell us what you're giving up for Lent HERE: