On Wednesday 26th of February we came together as a school community to reflect and receive the ashes and begin our Lenten journey. All students and staff received promise cards, which was completed in reflection after the liturgy. The promise is something as individuals we are all going to try to do in preparation for Easter.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence. Although people are strongly encouraged to attend Mass that day in order to begin the season of Lent in a proper and positive way, it is not a holy day of obligation. We mark Ash Wednesday by having the sign of the cross made on our foreheads. The ashes symbolise sadness and death, and the cross reminds us that we belong to Jesus who died for us. Palm branches from previous Palm Sunday are burned to make the ashes. As we receive the ashes, we pray that we will turn away from sin and grow closer to Jesus during this special season.