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The Busy Catholic Blog — Staff Picks March 7, 2019

Ash Wednesday blessings by air, sea, and land

By Agnieszka Ruck

Father Stanley Galvon (centre) smiles with staff at Catholic Charities Men's Hostel after an Ash Wednesday service at the men's shelter March 6. (Alexandre Legere photo)

No corner of the Archdiocese of Vancouver was left behind this Ash Wednesday.

Clergy even brought ashes and a special blessing to sailors at a port in Delta, to travellers and security personnel at Vancouver International Airport, and to staff and homeless guests at Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel.

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, distributes ashes at the Men's Hostel. (Alexandre Legere photo)
Father Joachim Singarajah distributes ashes to an employee at Vancouver International Airport. (Agnieszka Ruck photo)
Father Singarajah at Vancouver International Airport. (Agnieszka Ruck photo)
Deacon Dileep Athaide distributes ashes on board a ship at a port in Delta. (Photo submitted)
Deacon Athaide with sailors aboard a ship on Ash Wednesday. (Photo submitted)