Ash Wednesday

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17 February 2021

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent and one of the most significant seasons in the Church year.

Traditionally, ashes made from the palm leaves from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are symbolically traced on the forehead in the shape of a cross. For many of our schools, COVID-19 restrictions have placed limitations on the way Ash Wednesday can be commemorated in 2021.

Prior to the current lockdown conditions, students and staff from Assumption College, Kilmore, prepared an Ash Wednesday liturgy for their school community.