Ash Wednesday Services

For many Christians today is the first day of the season of Lent.

An ancient rite continues today. Church pastors will make the sign of the cross with ashes on the foreheads of the faithful. The ashes signify a desire for inner repentence; the cross is a hopeful sign that through Jesus sinners are forgiven.


St. Benedict Church, Holmdel

  •  Mass with distribution of ashes: 9:00 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.
    Ashes all day in Church

St. Catharine's Church, Holmdel

  • Mass with distribution of ashes 9:00 am; 7:30,
  • Prayer service with ashes distribution: Noon and 5:45 pm.

Holmdel United Church of Christ, Holmdel

  • Space for Grace service with distribution of ashes, 7:30 p.m.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Holmdel

  • Soup supper at 6 p.m. followed by Vesper service at 7:00 p.m. which will include the Imposition of Ashes.

Christ Episcopal Church, Middletown

  • Ash Wednesday Liturgy and Imposition of Ashes offered at 7 a.m., noon and 7:30 p.m. in the Old Church.

Middletown Reformed (Combined with Lincroft Presbyterian)

  • Ash Wednesday service 7:30 p.m.


For church services in the Matawan-Aberdeen area, see Matawan-Aberdeen Patch.


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