On Ash Wednesday, there are two formulas that are permissible in the modern Roman Rite (Novus Ordo Missae) when the ashes are imposed on the forehead. Either of the two can we used.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
“Repent, and believe in the Gospel.”
But I am hearing crazy reports of what is being said at #OCSB schools:
1) “Jesus wants to come into your heart”.
2) The high school teacher forgot the “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” and used Kansas’ “Dust in the wind. All we are is dust in the wind.”
We are sure there are many more horror stories.
The simply answer is that parents and children as FAMILIES should attend an Ash Wednesday mass at their parish.
Priests should no longer facilitate wacko home-made school liturgies!