Can non-Catholic Christians recieve ashes on Ash Wednesday?


#1

Hi,
I'm a Protestant currently considering conversion to Catholicism and I wanted to know if I go to mass tomorrow, if it would be acceptable/proper for me to receive the ash cross on my forehead, or if that is reserved only for confirmed members of the Catholic Church?
Thanks and God bless,
Matt


#2

Yes, anyone can receive ashes tomorrow.


#3

I'm in RCIA right now and they, the RCIA staff, told us we should get the ashes even though we are not "confirmed" or in some cases even baptized, right now.

So I say go for it.


#4

You bet. All are welcome.


#5

Yes! I received ashes before I was received into the Church. :)


#6

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You bet. All are welcome.

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Also there are several Protestant denominations that observe Ash Wednesday. Examples Anglicans, Episcoples, Methodists, Lutherans.


#7

Yes, absolutely! Everyone is welcome at mass, and everyone is welcome to ashes. But please remember that ours is a closed communion. When it’s time for the Eucharist, please stay seated. Don’t worry, you won’t get any dirty looks. :slight_smile:


#8

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