Loyola offers many services for Ash Wednesday

Loyola Student Dispatch photo by Esther Castillejo

Loyola Student Dispatch photo by Esther Castillejo

Loyola University Chicago will be commemorating Ash Wednesday with a number of Masses and Services at both the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses.

Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but nonetheless is a solemn occasion for beginning the Lenten Season. Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence for Roman Catholics.

Here is the schedule from the university:

Lake Shore Campus

7:30am Mass: Ignatius House Chapel
9:15am Word Service: Madonna della Strada Chapel
10:15am Word Service: Madonna della Strada Chapel
12:00pm Mass: Madonna della Strada Chapel
1:30pm Mass: Madonna della Strada Chapel
3:30pm Word Service: Madonna della Strada Chapel
5:15pm Mass: Madonna della Strada Chapel
9:00pm Mass: Madonna della Strada Chapel

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Water Tower Campus

11:30am Mass: Saint James Chapel (corner of Rush and Pearson)
5:15pm Mass: Kasbeer CLC
7:00pm Word Service: Kasbeer CLC

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Loyola students, faculty and staff at the Water Tower Campus also will have an opportunity to attend Ash Wednesday Masses and Services at nearby Holy Name Cathedral. Here is the schedule from Holy Name:

Masses are scheduled at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., and 8 a.m; at 12:10 p.m., when Cardinal George will offer the Mass and will preach before an anticipated full Cathedral; at 2 p.m. when the Catholics from the Frances Xavier Warde Catholic School will also be present; and at 5:15 p.m.

At prayer services, the blessing with ashes will be given at the conclusion of the 10-minute prayer.  This year, we will offer many prayer services 30 minutes apart on Ash Wednesday.  The prayer services are scheduled for 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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