My First Ashing
I ended up going to the Cathedral to get ashed instead of going to my little Chapel down the street. When I left my building by my car and drove by the Chapel, I realized I made the right choice - the place was overflowing with people! It was nice to see so many people anxious to go to church.
I ended up sitting with my friends Nancy and Greg during Mass. Deacon L was the person who ended up giving me the ashes. The Bishop of the Diocese led the service.
I really liked the service because they played "traditional" songs instead of the more complicated ones they normally play at Sunday mass. I recognized all the songs and could sing along well.
All in all, it was a nice Ash Wednesday.