ST. BONAVENTURE, NY - Ash Wednesday observances began with an 8 a.m. prayer service in the university's chapel. Another prayer service is scheduled for noon in the chapel.

The university's Ash Wednesday observances also will include a Mass at 5 p.m., confessions from 7 to 8 p.m., all in the chapel.

The day's activities will conclude with a prayer at 9 p.m. in the Quick Center Loft.