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Ash Wednesday – 26 February 2020

What is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Lent is the time of spiritual preparation for Easter (the death & resurrection of Jesus Christ). It is a special time for the 1.2 billion Catholics around the world.

What will happen?

Here at STC we are a Christ-centred community. As a Catholic school, we will be one of the first groups around the world to acknowledge the start of Lent. We will start the school day with our Ash Wednesday Liturgy.

· 8.40am in the College Hall

· The Liturgy is not a full Mass. It will take about 15-20 minutes

· All staff & students can receive the ashes as a sign of unity & faith

The palm fronds that were blessed and used at last year’s Palm Sunday celebration have been burnt to ash. This ash will now be marked on the foreheads of the school community in the Sign of the Cross to signify the desire to “Repent and believe in the Gospel”.

As a Catholic community we also extend Bishop Paul Martin’s invitation to all families to the evening Ecumenical Service. This is a truly great way to connect or reconnect with the Catholic Church:

Image by: Lynley Gibson

Yours in Christ – Stephen Kennedy, Director of Religious Studies