April 20, 2024

All through Prepare dinner and Lake counties, parishes will host Ash Wednesday companies the place Catholics can obtain ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Commuters, by subway prepare or by air, even have choices at CTA stations and at O’Hare Worldwide Airport and Halfway Worldwide Airport.

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the 2024 Lenten season, a solemn 40-day interval dedicated to reflection, prayer, non secular preparation and fasting earlier than Easter. On Ash Wednesday, as an outward expression of their religion, Catholics could have ashes utilized to their foreheads within the form of a cross.

Along with parishes internet hosting companies, clergy and their employees will distribute ashes at distinctive areas.

Previous St. Patrick’s Church (West Loop)will distribute ashes on the beneath areas and occasions:

  • 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and Midday – 1:30 p.m.: Union Station, 255 S. Canal St., Chicago
  • 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Morgan ‘L’ cease (Inexperienced/Pink line station), 958 W. Lake St., Chicago
  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Bartelme (Mary) Park on the nook of Sangamon Road and Monroe Road

The Religion Desk, an interfaith coalition of faith-based establishments united to work collaboratively in constructing a more healthy neighborhood, will distribute ashes throughout rush hour occasions (7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.) at CTA entrances and locally:

  • CTA Pink Line: Central Park, California, Kedzie, Damen, 18th Road
  • CTA Orange Line: Western Avenue
  • CTA Crimson Line: 63rd Road
  • Manuel Perez Plaza: 4345 W. 26th Road (26th Road and Kolin Avenue)

The Chicago Airports Catholic Chaplaincy, situated at O’Hare Worldwide Airport and Halfway Worldwide Airport, will supply ashes at Plenty and liturgical companies all through the day:

  • O’Hare Airport Chapel info:

Mass schedule: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Liturgical companies schedule: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., midday, 2 p.m. and three p.m.

Every ceremony will likely be half-hour in size. Holy Communion will solely be given at Mass. Ashes will solely be distributed throughout Plenty or liturgical companies.

O’Hare Airport Chapel is situated in Terminal 2 – Mezzanine Stage (Outdoors Safety)

  • Halfway Worldwide Airport Info:

Mass schedule: 10 a.m., midday. and a pair of p.m.

Liturgical companies schedule: 11 a.m.,1 p.m. and three p.m.

Every ceremony will likely be half-hour in size. Holy Communion will solely be given at Mass. Ashes will solely be distributed throughout Plenty or liturgical companies.

Halfway Airport Chapel is situated in Concourse C – Mezzanine Stage (Inside Safety)