Ash Wednesday

Posted on: Saturday 10th February 2024

Wednesday 14th February 2024

Noon Low Mass with imposition of ashes

19:00 Solemn Eucharist with imposition of ashes

Missa quarti toni – Victoria
Emendemus in melius – de Morales
Versa est in luctum – Lobo

Preacher: Victor Stock

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, 40 days before Easter (Sundays are not included). Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline, sometimes giving things up and sometimes taking on something new, or raising money for a charitable cause. During the Ash Wednesday service, the priest will make the sign of the cross with ashes on the foreheads of worshipers, saying “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ”.