United States Conference of Secular institutes


Ash Wednesday

Matthew 6:1-6,16-18

On Ash Wednesday we acknowledge that there is no pointing at other people, or groups, or nations as being uniquely evil and in need of repentance. Gathered as the church on this Ash Wednesday we declare the hon­est truth about ourselves. “Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.”Today we are all called to turn from sin and be faithful to the gospel.