Many churches observe Ash Wednesday with services that include the placing of ashes on worshipers' foreheads—a sign of repentence and the source of the fast's name.
Below are some of the service times for local parishes:
- 4902 Berwyn Rd., College Park
- Mass at 12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Riverdale Church at University Park (Presbyterian)
- 6513 Queens Chapel Rd., University Park
- Worship service at 7 p.m.
- 4512 College Ave., College Park
- Services at noon and 7:30 p.m.
St. Jerome Parish (Roman Catholic)
- 5205 43rd Ave., Hyattsville
- Mass at noon and 7:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Parish (Roman Catholic)
- 4002 53rd St., Bladensburg
- Mass at 7 p.m.
St. Matthew's Parish (Episcopal)
- 5901 36th Ave., Hyattsville
- Misa en Español (Spanish service) at 7 p.m.
- English service at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall chapel
- 6800 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville
- Service at 6 p.m.