In an odd twist of the calendar, Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day this year!

To help busy people who may want to honor both holidays, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Sparta will once again offer Ashes to Go in front of the Panera Bread located at 25 Centre Street at the Theatre Centre, Sparta  from 6:00 to 8:00 am on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

The loving message of Ash Wednesday is that yes, indeed, each one of us will die.  Ash Wednesday reminds us that while our bodies are mortal and finite, the essence of Love at our core—that is one with God—is eternal.

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This is open to any and all who wish to receive ashes.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Dr. Debra Brewin-Wilson via phone at 973-729- 3136 or e-mail at rector.stmarys.sparta@gmail.com.