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Religious Education
Family Education - Lent
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday - 1 Lesson

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's included?

1 Video
1 Quiz
2 Texts
1 Download
Marissa Romero
Marissa Romero

About the instructor

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.


Each class is segmented into short, easy-to-understand lessons tailored for each grade level. Each lesson comes with a video, a complete lesson plan, a study guide and an assessment. Objectives and expected learning outcomes are also included. Teachers are invited to use these lessons as a supplement to their existing curriculum, or as a centerpiece. All lessons are built using magisterial content including the New Jerusalem Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2nd ed), and other orthodox Catholic sources.

Catholic Online School takes learning out of the classroom and puts the control right into the hands of the student.  It is a self-paced learning system that gently guides any student through the learning process.  With the lack of quality education that many countries are suffering from at the moment, Catholic Online School truly could not have come about at a better time.

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What others have been saying about this course:

Augustine Nnaji

Ash Wednesday

Very educational. Great class.

Maria Daniels

Ash Wednesday

Complete and to the point...concise and easy to understand.

Debbie Newman

Ash Wednesday

Good and helpful. I learnt something new. Thank you.