Yesterday, on Shrove Tuesday, we feasted. Today, on Ash Wednesday, we fast as we start the sacrificial season of Lent.

Begin your pilgrimage in one of these welcoming churches:

Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave. Communion hours are scheduled for 10 a.m and 7 p.m. Access by elevator for those with physical challenges.

Call 410-242-9029.


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Christ United Methodist Church's Communion hour begins at 7 p.m., 2833 Florida Ave.

Call 410-789-9058.

Church of the Ascension, 4600 Poplar Ave., offers 9 a.m. and noon Scripture services with ash distributions and a 7 p.m. Mass of Remembrance.

Call 410-242-2292.

Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave. From noon to 3 p.m., the sanctuary remains open for prayer, personal Communion and quiet reflection. Greeters assist. A 7:30 p.m. family hour includes Communion.

Call 410-242-5918.

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4414 Wilkens Ave., scheduled noon and 7 p.m. Masses. Ashes available.

Call 410-242-0131.

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 144 Laverne Ave., invites the community to step inside for 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. remembrance worships.

Call 410-242-2141.

St. Clement Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave., hosts an 8 a.m. Mass with a Miraculous Medal Novena plus a 7 p.m. Mass with ash distribution.

Call 410-242-1025.

Meal plans

Roast pork, potatoes with gravy, sauerkraut, beans, applesauce, beets, biscuits and desserts are on the menu from 3:30-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Laverne Ave. Baked goods sold separately. At the door: adults-carryouts, $10; ages 6-12, $5; free to younger guests.

For details, call Virginia Mullins at 410-242-3039.

Shrimp and bull roast fans welcomed 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in Our Lady of Victory Church's hall. Tickets $45. Silent auction, wheels, raffles and music plus a banquet of delicacies included.