Commuters receive ‘Ashes to Go’ for Ash Wednesday

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Commuters at the Stratford train station received ashes for Ash Wednesday that were handed out by religious leaders on the train platform.

Religious leaders from St. James Roman Catholic Church in Stratford were on the platform at the station from 4:30 a.m. to give out the ashes. 

Church leaders say they will also hand out ashes following mass at St. James.

They say they also plan to go to the Stratford police station, fire house and EMTs to distribute ashes to first responders.

St. Matthew Church in Norwalk is running a 'Mobile Ashes-On-the-Move Bus' at locations in Norwalk, Darien, Southport and Stamford.

The doors of St. Matthew Church opened on Ash Wednesday from 6 a.m and will be open until 9 pm.

The Pastor says people are welcome to come in and receive ashes throughout the day or stop by a location where the bus is to receive ashes. 

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