St. Thomas Episcopal Church on North Jefferson Avenue in Canonsburg will hold an “Ashes on the Go” service for Ash Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 17.

The service will be held at the front entrance of the church.

Participants are expected to wear face masks and clergy will use cotton swabs to apply ashes as part of health precautions during the pandemic.

The Imposition of Ashes is a traditional sign of penance used to mark the beginning of Lent, a holy season of penitence, fasting and reflection as Christians prepare for Easter. “Ashes on the Go” is an abbreviated form of the traditional church service.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church is located at 139 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, PA 15317.

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