Last Wednesday 26th February Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s celebrated Ash Wednesday by gathering together in the Community Hall for Mass. During this celebration Fr. Longinus and the other teachers placed Ashes on the foreheads of all students as a symbol of a new start.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent which is a time leading up to Easter where all Christians decide to make changes to their lives as a way to turn back to God. Christians do this in three main ways …..
- Prayer – through trying to pray to God regularly.
- Almsgiving (giving to the poor – at HT we do this by donating to Caritas)
- Fasting – by giving up certain foods such as red meat on days such as Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
By doing these things we are preparing for the special celebration at the end of Lent called Easter.
Here are a few photos from our Ash Wednesday Mass last week …..