Several Churches Are Doing Ash and Dash Drive-Thru Service For Ash Wednesday

Churches across the Tri-State will hold Ash Wednesday services throughout the day. © Provided by WXIX Cincinnati Union Presbyterian Church in northern Kentucky is offering drive-thru ashes so you don’t...

Churches across the Tri-State will hold Ash Wednesday services throughout the day.

a person in a car: Union Presbyterian Church in northern Kentucky is offering drive-thru ashes so you don’t even have to get out of your car this Ash Wednesday.

© Provided by WXIX Cincinnati Union Presbyterian Church in northern Kentucky is offering drive-thru ashes so you don’t even have to get out of your car this Ash Wednesday.

Too busy to go?

One local church is offering a speedier alternative.

Union Presbyterian Church on U.S. 42 in northern Kentucky is offering drive-thru ashes so you don’t even have to get out of your car.

At a typical Ash Wednesday mass or serve, a priest, minister, or pastor will place ashes on a person’s forehead in the shape of a cross.

In drive-thru services, commuters drive up, roll down their window, receive ashes and someone from the church will pray with them.

At a typical Ash Wednesday mass or serve, a priest, minister, or pastor will place ashes on a person’s forehead in the shape of a cross.

Proponents of the drive-thru version say it brings traditional church services out into the community.

Union Presbyterian also will hold a traditional indoor church service at 7 p.m.

Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, the six weeks before Easter spent reflecting and spiritually preparing for Christ’s resurrection. Easter falls on April 12 this year.

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