Bishop to distribute ashes at St. Joseph Cathedral


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the western Christian calendar.

Bishop of Buffalo Richard Malone will distribute ashes just after noon mass Wednesday at the Saint Joseph Cathedral.

During Lent, Catholics are supposed to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays, including Good Friday.

Catholics are also supposed to fast on Ash Wednesday and limit themselves to just one meal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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