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Ash Wednesday 2017 in St. Conaire’s

Ash Wednesday 2017 in St. Conaire’s

March 1 2017 is Ash Wednesday, the day that opens Lent which is the season of preparation for Easter.  Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting.  Fr. Tom will make the sign of the Cross on our foreheads and these are a sign of penance or saying that we are sorry for any wrongs we have done.  The ashes are made from the blessed palms that were used in the Palm Sunday celebration of last year.  Catholic pupils will receive ashes from Fr. Tom throughout the day.