The faithful will have ashes applied to their foreheads in the sign of the cross as the priest admonishes them to “turn from sin and live the Gospel.”
Lent is the 40-day period of reflection and preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Masses at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 1535 Third Avenue in downtown San Diego, are at 11 a.m., noon and 7 p.m.
At Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the masses are at noon, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel, and 6:30 p.m. in the Mission Church.
Students at San Diego State University can attend mass at 12:05 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Newman Center, 5855 Hardy Avenue.
The schedule at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1770 Kearney Avenue, is for masses at noon, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the distribution of ashes at 9 p.m.