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Church offers drive-thru ashes: ‘Remember you are dust, and buckle up before you leave…’

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Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/01/17

From CNN: 

A church in Ireland decided to do something a little different to meet the needs of their on-the-go members — a drive-thru Ash Wednesday service. “If you are unable to attend mass you can come here, receive your ashes without having to leave your car,” the church said in its weekly newsletter. The church said they made the accommodation “for people who cannot attend mass who may be sick, find it difficult to walk, people on their way to work or families on their way to school.” Photos posted on the Facebook page of the St. Patrick’s Church in the town of Glenamaddy in Ireland’s County Galway showed several cars lined up and Parish Priest Fr. Paddy Mooney blessing and distributing ashes to parishioners to mark Lent.

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