Receiving ashes required?

Hello. I was curious if it was a sin to miss receiving the ashes on ash Wednesday. I would have liked to, but I just couldn’t get to church yesterday.:o

Thanks so much for your answers.

Ash Wedensday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, so I’d think it’s not a sin if you didn’t go to church to recieve the ashes


Nope, definitely not required. Ashes are simply a sacramental.

Have a blessed and holy Lent!

No, not a sin. I’m sorry you weren’t able to be at Mass and ashes, but you did not commit a sin by not doing so.

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