Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NJ: Clergy will offer ashes at train stations and shops, mobilizing Lenten ritual

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
By John Heinis

Clergy and lay members of Episcopal churches across the state will hit the streets on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to distribute ashes to mark the start of the Christian holy season of Lent.

The Church of Our Saviour in Secaucus is one of 20 churches in Northern New Jersey participating in the “Ashes to Go” program on Ash Wednesday.

The Rev. Barbara Lewis of the Secaucus church will perform the service at the Frank R. Lautenberg Train Station, located at the intersection of County Road and County Avenue, from 7 to 8 a.m.

“I thought this was a great way to reach out to people who normally would not walk into a church,” Lewis said, noting this is the first time she has participated in the event. the rest

Hey, if the people are not coming to the church you can always go to the people...


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