CHICAGO — Exit Fat Tuesday, enter Ash Wednesday.
The season of Lent begins today.
Chicago Catholics will wear their faith by receiving ashes on their foreheads as a symbol of penance.
The first Ash Wednesday mass at Holy Name Cathedral begins at 8 a.m. Archbishop Blase Cupich will be the celebrant.
Cupich will celebrate another mass this afternoon for students at UIC.
For Christians on the go, several religious groups will provide “Ashes to Go.”
This morning between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. at 63rd and Wentworth, Pastor Dwayne Grant of the Xperience Church will greet commuters at the Red Line Station and administer the Ash Wednesday sacrament.