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Lafayette churches welcome Lent with Ash Wednesday services

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Posted at 6:52 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 18:02:12-05

Several churches in Acadiana will begin the Lenten season with services on Ash Wednesday.

In Lafayette, church locations are opening their doors for the faithful to receive their ashes.

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The Diocese of Lafayette will usher in Lent with a marathon reading of The Bible at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas.

The reading begins February 26, at 12:30 pm and will continue until the first Sunday of Lent, March 1 at 4:30 pm.

Here's the live stream:

Bishop Douglas Deshotel will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass and the Distribution of Ashes on February 26, at 12:05 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

At the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette, Ash Wednesday masses will be held at 6:00 and 6:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 12:00 pm. Ashes will be distributed every hour on the hour between those times.

For a list of mass times at local Catholic churches, visit diolaf.org.

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St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Lafayette will host two services at 12:00 pm and another at 7:00 pm with the imposition of ashes.

Covenant United Methodist Church will hold their Ash Wednesday service at 6:00 pm.

At Asbury United Methodist Church, services begin at 12:00 pm and at 6:00 pm in the church sanctuary.

Drive-thru ashes

Asbury UMC's Metairie Center location (Centre Sarcelle Blvd) in Youngsville will offer an Ashes to Go service from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

First Lutheran Church in Lafayette will offer drive-thru ashes from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm at their location on W Farrel Road.

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Let us know of other services and drive-thru ashes locations by sending an email to news@katctv.com.