Ash Wednesday services will be held on Feb. 14 at various places around Quinnipiac, sponsored by the Quinnipiac Catholic Chaplaincy and the Office of Religious Life. The 8 a.m. service will be held at the North Haven Campus in MNH 101, and the noon service will be held in the Catholic Chapel (formerly CAS2). All other services will be held in the Buckman Theater at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Most of the services will be held in the Catholic tradition, but the 6 pm service will be a eucemenical serivce, meaning that it’ll be intended for any Christian who celebrates Ash Wednesday.
However, Rev. Matthew Gworek, the Catholic chaplain at Quinnipiac, says that anyone who is interested in the service is welcome to attend. Gworek thinks that it's important for people of any religious tradition to be able to express and talk about their beliefs, and Ash Wednesday is an opportunity to do that for some Christians.
“When [faith] is an important part of our life, we want to have these moments where we can share that with people, and wearing ashes on our forehead is a very real and very neat way to get to do that,” he said.