This Wednesday marks the beginning of the penitential season of Lent. The first day of Lent gets its name from the ashes that are places on the heads of the faithful as a sign of repentence. 'Remember man that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.'
After receiving ashes on Wednesday we spend the next forty days and nights in fasting, prayer and works of charity to make reparation for our sins. It is a time when we can look deep into our souls to see how we are following Our Lord (or not as the case may be) and to make amends to our lives.
Masses for Ash Wednesday are as follows:
9:00am in St Marie's Primary School
12:15 in church.
Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.