Ash Wednesday with Q-tips? |


The Diocese of San Diego says all 98 parishes throughout San Diego and Imperial counties shall be distributing ashes this manner.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The Rev. Patrick Mulcahy, pastor at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla, has been working towards getting sufficient ashes on a Q-tip.

Mulcahy and all the opposite pastors throughout the Diocese of San Diego will distribute ashes this manner come Ash Wednesday — this Wednesday — which signifies the beginning of Lent for Christians worldwide. 

Typically, pastors unfold ashes immediately on somebody’s brow with their thumb. But, a person Q-tip is a option to keep away from bodily contact in these pandemic occasions. 

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“I don’t see using a Q-tip as getting in the way of that very powerful sign and the prayer that kind of instills in people,” Mulcahy stated. 

The Diocese notes that pastors even have the choice of sprinkling the ashes above somebody’s head. 

Here’s the Ash Wednesday mass schedule for a number of different church buildings throughout San Diego County as nicely:

 – St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 1535 Third Ave. 

Mass at 7 a.m and midday. Prayer service and ash distribution at 9 a.m., 11 a.m, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

St. Brigid, 4735 Cass St.

Mass at 7:30 a.m., midday, 5:30 pm. and seven:30 p.m.

Mission San Diego de Alcalá, 10818 San Diego Mission Road

Mass at 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. within the Mission Church.

Mass at 8:30 a.m, midday, 5:30 p.m. and seven:30 pm in St. Francis Chapel.

Corpus Christi, 450 Corral Canyon Rd., Bonita

Mass at 6 a.m. and eight a.m., midday, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and seven:30 p.m.


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