Many Rio Grande Valley residents attended Ash Wednesday Church services today.
On a rare occasion it falls on Valentine’s Day. Many priests around the country, like here at Mary Mother of the Church in Brownsville, had a special request: Remember God first.
Ash Wednesday is a day of sacrifice and repentance. One of the suggested sacrifices from Pope Francis is to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday.
Some Catholics said they would do both since it is not a church mandate.