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Catholic Activity: Tuesday-Before-Ash-Wednesday Procession

A family procession with ashes can be the final preparation for the penitential season of Lent.

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In many places a procession is held in the home before Ash Wednesday. The members of the family move silently through the house, gathering all the last year's palm from the pictures and crucifixes. Then each piece of palm is carefully burned as a symbol of the dust to which we all must some day return. The children will love to be allowed to burn their own piece of palm — it will be for them an expression and confirmation of the Lenten resolutions which they have made.

Activity Source: How to Make Your House a Home by Rev. Bernard Stokes, O.F.M., Family Life Bureau, Washington D.C., 1955

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