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That drive-thru Ash Wednesday service took place this morning, and the photos are incredible

Ashes, get your ashes.

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LAST WEEK, WE told you about St. Patrick’s Church in Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, and their plans to implement a drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday. For people on the go, you know yourself.

And it looks as though the whole operation went off without a hitch.

The church posted photos from the drive-thru service on Facebook this afternoon and thanked “all involved for the reverent, respectful manner in which the distribution of ashes was carried out this morning”.

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By the looks of things, loads of parishioners queued up to get their Ash Wednesday fix.

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The church told DailyEdge.ie that they wanted to make the whole thing “as easy as possible” for locals.

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And boy, did they.

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Don’t have a window to roll down? No worries – they’ll come to you.

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The church said there was a “wonderful atmosphere” and noted that people were “very complimentary”.

Maybe it’s time for all parishes to follow suit?

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