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Ash Wednesday

Please complete the crossword puzzle below

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1. The signing is done with ashes because ashes are a


biblical symbol of _______ and penance.
5. Ash Wednesday occurs _____ days before Good Friday.
6. _______ is required during Ash Wednesday.
7. ______ is required during Ash Wednesday.
8. The minister or priest marks each worshipper on the
forehead, and says remember you are ____ and unto ____
you shall return, or a similar phrase based on God's
sentence on Adam in Genesis 3:19. (only one word)
11. The priest, dipping his thumb into ashes previously
blessed, marks the forehead with the _________.
(4,2,3,4)

2. Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of _______.


3. It is a season of ______, reflection, and fasting which
prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday,
through which we attain redemption.
4. The ashes used in this ceremony are made by burning
the remains of the palms blessed on the _______ of the
previous year. (4,6)
1. The ashes also symbolize death and so remind us of our
______.
9. Ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by
the blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a
spirit of humility and ______.
10. Ash Wednesday is the first day of ____.

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Ash Wednesday KEY


Please complete the crossword puzzle below

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1. The signing is done with ashes because ashes are a


biblical symbol of _______ and penance. (mourning)
5. Ash Wednesday occurs _____ days before Good Friday.
(forty)
6. _______ is required during Ash Wednesday.
(abstinence)
7. ______ is required during Ash Wednesday. (fasting)
8. The minister or priest marks each worshipper on the
forehead, and says remember you are ____ and unto ____
you shall return, or a similar phrase based on God's
sentence on Adam in Genesis 3:19. (dust)
11. The priest, dipping his thumb into ashes previously
blessed, marks the forehead with the _________.
(4,2,3,4) (sign of the cross)

2. Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of _______.


(obligation)
3. It is a season of ______, reflection, and fasting which
prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday,
through which we attain redemption. (penance)
4. The ashes used in this ceremony are made by burning
the remains of the palms blessed on the _______ of the
previous year. (4,6) (palm sunday)
1. The ashes also symbolize death and so remind us of our
______. (mortality)
9. Ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by
the blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a
spirit of humility and ______. (sacrifice)
10. Ash Wednesday is the first day of ____. (lent)