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Bolingbrook Churches Offer Drive-Thru Ash Wednesday Services

Crossroads of Faith Church and the Episcopal Church of St. Benedict in Bolingbrook will both hold "drive-thru" Ash Wednesday services Wednesday morning .

Two Bolingbrook churches will hold "drive-thru" Ash Wednesday services Wednesday morning: Crossroads of Faith United Methodist Church in Bolingbrook and the Episcopal Church of St. Benedict. 

Crossroads of Faith United Methodist Church's service will be offered from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday. A pastor will meet drivers at the pavilion at 1570 Rodeo Drive, where they will receive a blessing and ashes. 

Crossroads of Faith started offering the "drive-thru" service several years ago, and it has grown in popularity ever since. 

Crossroads will also hold a traditional Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. 

The Episcopal Church of St. Benedict will hold Ashes "To Go" in its parking lot from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. 

"Maybe you aren’t sure you feel comfortable inside a church at this point in your life," the website said. "Or maybe you’re so busy with work and family that getting to a church service on a weekday is almost impossible." 

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent, which concludes with the celebration of Easter 40 days later. 

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Buford Pusser February 11, 2013 at 03:02 PM
That's not a ligit and proper way to receive the Holy ashes! I think it's very stupid!
Mike February 11, 2013 at 06:19 PM
What's next? Drive-thru baptisms?
Buford Pusser February 11, 2013 at 07:05 PM
It's catering to people that are to lazy to attend Church in the first place.
Back Holla February 11, 2013 at 07:17 PM
but we have hours for sports and sitting in bars getting drunk

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