Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13: Where to Worship in Grayslake

The start of the Christian Lenten season begins Wednesday.

Feb. 13 marks Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the Lenten season for many Christian religions including Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches.

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday takes place 40 days before Easter. Sundays that fall during that timeframe are not included in the 40-day count.

On Ash Wednesday, many Christians will go to church to receive a cross of ashes on their forehead. The ashes are used as a sign of repentance to God.

During lent, many Christians fast and repent to reflect upon Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. It’s customary for Catholics to not eat meat on Fridays during lent. Many also give up something they would otherwise enjoy during this time. 

Where to worship in Grayslake on Ash Wednesday: 

St. Gilbert Catholic Church

Wildwood Presbyterian Church

Shepherd of The Lakes Lutheran Church

United Protestant Church of Grayslake, 54 S. Whitney St., Ash Wednesday Worship at 7:30 p.m.

If you know of an area church also offering Ash Wednesday services, please add the information in the comments section. 

St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church February 12, 2013 at 09:39 PM
St. Raphael The Archangel Catholic Church, located on Route 173, one-half mile east of Route 45 in Antioch, Illinois. Morning Masses: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Afternoon Mass: 4:00 p.m. Evening Masses: 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Angela Sykora (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Thanks for the information!
Cindy Benzinger February 12, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Lord of Glory Lutheran, 607 W. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, (847) 548-5673 Mid-day service with activities for children, 11:45 a.m. Evening service at 6:30 p.m.


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