Remember, O man, that dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
This Said Mass at the High Altar is ideal for those who can attend an early morning service. The 8am Liturgy is shorter than the 12:10pm and 5:30pm Liturgies. After the Invitation to an Observance of a Holy Lent, the priest blesses the ashes. Then, the congregation comes forward for the imposition of ashes on their foreheads as the priest reminds them that “dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” After the Confession of Sin, there is a low mass at the High Altar. All baptized Christians are welcome to make their communion to begin this most holy of seasons.