Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and falls on Valentine’s Day in 2018. How does your Lenten knowledge stack up against these young adults’?
Armando: Ash Wednesday’s on Valentine’s Day?
Durrell: Yeah, it’s the 14th.
Armando: Oh shoot. I didn’t know that.
Durrell: So when you get the ashes on the forehead, kiss her on the cheek.
Lea: Why do we get ashes on our forehead?
Sean: A. As a sign that we have received all the sacraments and are members of the Church.
Joey: B. As an expression of sorrow for sins and a promise to resist temptation.
Maria: C. As proof we went to Mass that day.
Brian: Well, I know it’s not the last one.
Armando: ‘C’ is what most of my family did. You go in the morning. You go to school. I’m holy for the day.
Durrell: Right, you know, I know you went. I know you went.
Robert: I’m gonna say it’s proof we went to Mass.
Randy: Kinda like a stamp at the bar.
Joey: Is there like an ‘all of the above’ choice by chance?
Lester: ‘A’ seems the more fulfilling…
Lester: Of the choices.
Coty: Oh no!
Durrell: I’m gonna go with ‘B,’ as an expression of sorrow for the sins and the promise to resist temptation.
Grotto: Are you sure about that?
Durrell: Nope, but you know what? That’s what I’m going with.
Grotto: You got it.
Durrell: I did it!
Armando: That was a good… I like that.
Lea: No, it’s ‘B.’
Walt: I know it’s ‘B.’
Lea: Okay, it’s ‘B.’
Maria: Because you haven’t all received the sacraments so … it’s definitely ‘B.’
Robert: How are the ashes from Ash Wednesday made? It’s not a sous vide.
Brian: A. From burning palms from the previous Palm Sunday.
Lester: B. They are taken from the church furnace as a symbol of the parish community.
Armando: And C. From a fire where individuals burned personal prayer intentions. I thought it was gonna say ‘from a fire where individuals burn.’
Durrell: Right! I was like hold up!
Lester: You know what they say, when in doubt, Charlie it out.
Coty: So what does that mean?
Lester: I think it’s ‘C.’
Coty: You think it’s ‘C’?
Durrell: Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…
Joey: I feel like ‘A’ is very eco-friendly.
Sean: I’m gonna have to go with ‘A.’
Brian: Absolutely ‘A,’ come on.
Maria and Tara: A.
Durrell: It landed on ‘B.’
Lea: Yes, yes ‘A.’
Walt: I know it’s ‘A.’
Coty: No! Wait, wait, wait. Is it ‘A’?
Coty: Okay, okay so at least our second choice.
Ashes are made by burning the palms from the previous Palm Sunday.
Lester: Coty, why didn’t you just say it?
Coty: Either way, I didn’t know.
Lester: You could have said it.
Coty: I didn’t know either way, sorry!
Lester: We’re losing here Coty, you gotta bring it. You gotta bring it.
We’re in this together. Lent.