WILTON, Conn. -- The pastor from Wilton's Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church will distribute ashes on Wednesday, March 5, at the Wilton train station.
The church's pastor, the Rev. Reginald Norman, will be at the train station from 5:30 to 7 a.m. to distribute ashes in celebration of Ash Wednesday. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church serves more than 1,700 families in Wilton and is located on Route 7 across from Wilton Town Hall.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent, a period marked by penance, reflection and fasting. Lent ends 40 days later on Easter Sunday, when Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected.
Ashes are a symbol of penance, humility and sacrifice and a reminder that "man is dust, and unto dust you shall return."
The church is located at 229 Danbury Road in Wilton. To learn more about the parish, call 203-762-3928 or visit the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church website.
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