Glenamady Ash Wednesday ‘drive-thru’ a resounding success

The parish priest of a Galway church which hosted a ‘drive-thru’ Ash Wednesday for busy parishioners has spoken of the phenomenal reaction to the initiative.

Describing himself a “surprised at the number of people” who happily responded to the invitation from Glenamday parish for an Ash Wednesday with a distinct difference, Fr Paddy Mooney told The Irish Catholic this week that such was the demand from all modes of transport using the ‘drive-thru’ facility that four people were kept busy giving out ashes from 8am on the day.

“There was a great number of people,” Fr Mooney said, adding, “even one car pulled in on the way to a hospital appointment.”