Bishop Cunningham to Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Syracuse, New York –Most Reverend Bishop Robert J. Cunningham will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass and distribute ashes at 12:10 pm on Wednesday, February 14th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church in Syracuse. Mass will also be celebrated and ashes will be distributed at the Cathedral at 7:30 am, 11 am, and 5:10 pm.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for Catholics across the world. Lent is a time of prayer when faithful are called to fast, give alms, and rededicate themselves to the Scripture. Catholics are also encouraged to attend confession and make reconciliation a significant part of their lives during the forty days of the Lenten season.

In addition, all are welcome to take advantage of the following Lenten opportunities:

Daily Mass at the Cathedral: Monday-Friday, 12:10 pm (stay after Mass to enjoy music played on the historic Roosevelt Organ every Monday and Thursday until 1:00 pm!)

Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 5:10 pm during Lent (February 16-March 23)

Reconciliation (confession): Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:30-noon and Saturdays at 4:15 pm.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception reopened in September of last year following an extensive restoration and is located at 240 E. Onondaga Street, Syracuse. For more information, visit cathedralsyracuse.org.