What you need to know before Ash Wednesday in Las Cruces
LAS CRUCES – Ash Wednesday is March 2, signifying the start of the 2022 Lenten season which will last six weeks and culminate with Easter Sunday on April 17.
Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and many other Christians will head to church on Wednesday and begin their journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Christian churches will hold services throughout the day on Wednesday. Unlike the year before, state public health orders regarding COVID-19 will not limit the number of people allowed inside a church or religious gathering. However, individual churches are allowed to apply restrictions as they see fit to protect their congregants. Check with your local church to find out what guidelines they have in place.
- Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: 8:15 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:15 p.m. (Spanish), 7 p.m.
- Holy Cross Catholic Church: 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
- Sainte-Geneviève Catholic Church: 7 a.m., 6 p.m.
- Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church: 6 p.m. (bilingual)
- Our Lady of Health Catholic Church: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
- St. Albert Parish The Great Newman: 12:10 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
- Basilica of San Albino: 9:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
- Mission Lutheran Church: 8:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m.
- St. Paul’s United Methodist Church: 12:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
- Morning Star United Methodist Church: 6:30 p.m.