Archbishop Hartmayer urges prayer, support for tornado victims

y GEORGIA BULLETIN STAFF|Published December 13, 2021  | EN ESPAÑOL


ATLANTA–On Monday, Dec. 13, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., of Atlanta, offered a message in support of the tornado victims in Kentucky and its neighboring states:

“I hope that the people of the Archdiocese of Atlanta will join me in prayer and generosity in response to the deadly tornadoes in Kentucky and Illinois this weekend. It is hard to comprehend the extent of the devastation.

Catholic Charities USA is already at work to assist these communities. You can help with a donation to their disaster relief fund at any time:

May the God of mercy and light grant healing and hope to all those who are now trying to find a way forward.”

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Vatican modifies distribution of ashes for Ash Wednesday

Vatican modifies distribution of ashes for Ash Wednesday – Vatican News

The Congregation for Divine Worship releases a note laying out the procedures priests around the world are to follow for the distribution of ashes at the start of Lent.

By Vatican News

The health situation caused by Covid-19 continues to forces changes on daily life, which are also reflected in the Church’s sphere.

Ahead of the beginning of Lent, on Wednesday, 17 February, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a note detailing how Catholic priests are to distribute ashes.


After blessing the ashes and sprinkling them with holy water in silence, the priest addresses those present, reciting once the formula found in the Roman Missal: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

At that point, the note continues, the priest “cleanses his hands, puts on a face mask, and distributes ashes to those who come to him or, if appropriate, he goes to those who are standing in their places.”

He then sprinkles the ashes on each person’s head “without saying anything.”