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Church taking imposition of ashes to the streets

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On Ash Wednesday, a day when Catholics and Episcopalians receive the imposition of ashes as a symbol of the beginning of lent, a Tucson parish is taking the ashes to the people. Ashes represent for believers their repentance for sins against man and God.

St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Parish is offering "Ashes to Go," a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition at various locations around Tucson. St. Philip's is part of a new nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by.

List of locations:

1. Starbucks on River at N. Campbell 8:30am to 11:30am.

2. Riverwalk near Trader Joe's on N. Campbell from 1:30 to 3:30.

3. Reid Park in the morning

4. YMCA NorthWest at Shannon from 9am to noon.

5. Bus Stop/Transit Center at Stone & Wetmore from noon until 4pm.

6. Raging Sage coffee shop on N. Campbell from 2pm to 4pm.

Contact The Rev. Vicki K. Hesse at and (520) 299.6421 for more information about Ashes To Go in Tucson.  More information about the Ashes to Go movement can be found at

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