Ash Wednesday

20 February 2015 | General Interest

Ash WednesdayOn Wednesday the whole school attended Mass to mark Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent which is an important period in the Church’s liturgical calendar.  Lent is typically considered a time of Renewal in preparation for Easter.  This is achieved through Prayer and Fasting undertaken over the 40 day season.  During this time we strive to imitate Jesus Christ’s actions and reflect on his life, death and resurrection. According to the catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, the Lenten fast is 40 days to represent the 40 days Jesus Christ spent fasting in the desert after he was baptized by John the Baptist.  Traditionally Lent is also the time we focus on sharing the gifts we have received with those who are less fortunate, hence almsgiving is an important focus during this time.  I know that many of you will be aware that Caritas depends on our generosity to continue to provide services and support to enable people in poorer countries to have a better life.  I encourage all our school community to support this cause by donating to Project Compassion via the Project Compassion boxes available throught the school or at the Church.