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Local Churches Plan Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Here is a list of services planned at area churches.

Lent is the season of reflection and fasting leading to Easter. Cranberry Patch brings you a list of area churches offering services on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season.

  • St. Ferdinand Catholic Church at 2535 Rochester Road in Cranberry will distribute ashes at the noon service and at 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mass.
  • St. Kilian Catholic Church at 7076 Franklin Road in Cranberry will distribute ashes during Mass at 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. There also will be services at 12:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Shut-ins who wish to receive ashes should call the parish center at 724-625-1665. The church will make efforts to have a Eucharistic minister visit shut-ins with the Eucharist and blessed ashes.
  • Park United Presbyterian Church at 115 East Grandview Avenue in Zelienople will have an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.
  • Zion Lutheran Church, 557 Perry Highway, Harmony is offering mid-week Lenten suppers and services on Wednesdays Feb. 29 through March 28. The dinners begin at 6 p.m. with an informal service afterward at 6:45 p.m. The theme this year is “Water Marks.”
  • St. Gregory Catholic Church at 2 West Beaver Street in Zelienople will distribute ashes during the Mass service at noon and at 7 p.m.
  • St. Matthias at 417 East Main Street, Evans City, will distribute ashes at the 8 a.m. Mass.
  • Dutilh United Methodist Church at 1270 Dutilh Road in Cranberry will have a traditional Ash Wednesday worship service at 7 p.m. This service will feature a communion celebration and the imposition of ashes.
  • Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church at 8070 Rowan Road in Cranberry will have Ash Wednesday services at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Cranberry Community United Presbyterian at 2662 Rochester Rod in will have a 7:30 p.m. service for Ash Wednesday.
  • Grace Church of Harmony will have a Lenten service and lunch at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday through April 4. An express table is available for those who need to return to work by 1 p.m. The suggested donation for the lunch is $4.
  • Fountain Park Church at 8533 Peters Road in Cranberry will have an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.
  • St. John’s United Church of Christ located at 501 East Main Street in Evans City will have an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.
  • Harmony Zelienople United Methodist Church at 123 North Pittsburgh Street in Zelienople will have an Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m.
  • Burry’s Church at 1835 Route 68 in Rochester (three miles west of Zelienople) will have a Lenten service at 7:30 p.m.
  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 202 Van Buren Street in Evans City will hold Lenten services at 7 p.m. on Thursdays entitled "Thursdays with Martyrs" a series about people who gave their lives through each major age since the resurrection.

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