Objective: Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular days in the Liturgical calendar.

What is the purpose of this holy day? Where does it come from? What do the ashes symbolize? 

Is it okay to receive ashes on the street, or to dine out in public afterward? 

Take this course to learn the answers to these and other important questions about Ash Wednesday. 

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What others have been saying about this course:

Jake Bosnjak

“Great reading information for the deaf & hard of hearing who cannot hear. However I have gained further knowledge today about Ash Wednesday.”

“Great reading information for the deaf & hard of hearing who cannot hear. However I have gained further knowledge today about Ash Wednesday.”

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Diana Orellana

“My 8th graders students love it. They did participate activally. I love it. So greafull! ”

“My 8th graders students love it. They did participate activally. I love it. So greafull! ”

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Kelly McClusky

“I was born and raised Catholic, And I am just getting back to my roots, thank you for the course its refreshing.”

“I was born and raised Catholic, And I am just getting back to my roots, thank you for the course its refreshing.”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Ash Wednesday

    Show Content
    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Ash Wednesday - STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Ash Wednesday - VIDEO
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Ash Wednesday - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Marissa Romero is a dedicated writer and editor for Catholic Online where she has worked for many years. She is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned a bachelor's degree in Communications. She is committed to her mission of promoting excellence in Catholic Education.

Marissa Romero

Instructor

Marissa Romero