The season of Lent - the traditional period of penance and self-reflection begins today - with Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is celebrated with services in which the faithful are marked with an ash cross on the forehead.
The season of Lent ends with Good Friday and Easter.
The following are a handful of local churches and their schedule of holiday mass services.
- St. Francis Xavier: Prayer Service, 4 p.m.; Mass at 7:30 p.m.
- Church of St. Saviour: Mass at 12:05 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Prayer Service with Ash distribution at 3 p.m.
- Trinity Grace Church: Mass at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- All Saints Episcopal Church: Mass at 12 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church: Mass at 7:30 p.m.
- St. John’s Episcopal Church: Mass at 12 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.