The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Ash Wednesday Service

People of all faiths are invited to attend the Ash Wednesday Service marking the beginning of the Lenten season, the period preceding Easter that many in the Christian faith devote to fasting, abstinence, and penitence in commemoration of Christ's fasting in the wilderness. In the Western Church, Lent runs from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, and so includes forty weekdays. This event is sponsored by the Catholic Young Adults student organization.