Today is Ash Wednesday. A day for remembering where we have come from and where we are going. A day to resolve to repent and follow God's teachings more closely.
Ash Wednesday begins Lent--a time for resolving, with God's help, to walk the path that He gives us, knowing that we do not walk it alone.
Receiving ashes in any Catholic church today, is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, for we all will die.
Remember, man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.
Repent and believe in the Good News.