Bacolod diocese has ways to secure safety of people during Ash Wednesday | Inquirer News
Close  

Bacolod diocese has ways to secure safety of people during Ash Wednesday

/ 01:41 PM February 15, 2021

BACOLOD CITY –– The Diocese of Bacolod has come up with options to ensure the safety of people during Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17.

Among these are sprinkling the ashes on the head of the faithful, and for those who prefer to have it on their forehead, the tracing of ashes using a cotton ball dipped in the vessel of the blessed ashes.

ADVERTISEMENT

The minister should use a different cotton ball for each of the faithful.

If both options are not feasible, the faithful would be allowed to “self-impose” the ashes on their forehead provided that the proper sanitation of the hands is done, the Commission said.

FEATURED STORIES

If a faithful prefers this option, a vessel of blessed ashes will be prepared for them in a separate corner and a minister stationed to instruct the faithful during the imposition and sanitation.

Those who could not come to the church could join the celebration of the Mass of Ash Wednesday on TV or by other online means, the Commission said.

LZB

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Ash Wednesday, COVID-19, Diocese of Bacolod, Philippine news updates, Regions, Safety
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.