Ash Wednesday

Pastor Peggy McClanahan, of Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn, offers Ash Wednesday rites to commuters at the Metra station on 95th Street on Feb. 13, 2013. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Some Pastors Offer ‘Ashes To Go’ For Commuters On Ash Wednesday

For the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, some ministers were catering to commuters, by placing ashes on their foreheads as they waited for their trains.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

Ash Wednesday (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ashes On-The-Go

Christians in Chicago are pausing to reflect on their lives and their faith. Many of those who could not find the time to make it to their church had their faith find them instead.


Ash Wednesday

Ashes For The Faithful Available ‘To Go’

If you don’t have time to go to church on this Ash Wednesday, you might be able to get your ashes “to go.”

WBBM Newsradio–03/09/2011

Paczki Eating Contest

Chicagoans Scarf Down Paczkis For Charity

Paczkis are a guilty pleasure for many Chicagoans just ahead of Ash Wednesday. But nine teams took it a step farther — battling it out Saturday in a paczki-eating contest for charity in Evanston.

WBBM Newsradio–03/05/2011