Ash Wednesday observances scheduled
Area churches will observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14 with the following services:
Southern Cove/Yellow Creek Ministerium — 7 p.m. at the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. Pastors David Ulm, Mick Dawes and David Meckley will each share a brief meditation on the frailty of life, repentance and drawing near to God. The service will close with the imputation of ashes. Other area clergy also will share in leading the service.
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square, Altoona — Masses at 6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., with Bishop Mark Bartchak celebrant, noon and 5:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes, 2716 Broad Ave., Altoona — Masses at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 806 11th St., Altoona — Masses at 7 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.; Service of the Word with Distribution of Ashes at 7 p.m. Assumption Chapel – Service of the Word with Distribution of Ashes at 5:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart, 511 20th St., Altoona — Masses at 7:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
St. Catherine of Siena, 308 Old Route 22, Duncansville — Masses at 7:45 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist, 309 Lotz Ave., Altoona — Masses at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
St. Mary, 312 Clark St., Hollidaysburg — Masses at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
St. Matthew, 1105 Cameron Ave., Tyrone — Masses at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes at noon
St. Michael the Archangel, 301 Spruce St., Hollidaysburg — Masses at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Liturgies of the Word with Distribution of Ashes at noon and 3 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima, 5514 Roselawn Ave., Altoona — Masses at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 7 p.m.
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 2301 Fifth St., Altoona — Masses at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m.; Distribution of Ashes at Noon
Trinity Lutheran Church, 408 N. Sixth St., Altoona — Services are at noon and 6:30 p.m. Both will include the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Lenten services will be available every Wednesday at noon and 6 p.m. through March 28.
Geeseytown Lutheran Church — 7 p.m.
Whenwood United Methodist Church — 7 to 7:30 a.m., Imposition of Ashes; 7 p.m. service with Imposition of Ashes. The church will serve Lenten luncheons from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday of Lent.