Liturgical Season of Lent

Image: cross made of ashes

The Liturgical Season of Lent begins this week, on Ash Wednesday Mass will celebrated as usual at 10 am on the webcam.

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to physically distribute Ash this year, however the Liturgy Team has offered a number of options: you can prepare your own “symbolic ash” in advance using ashes from the fire grate, some soil from the garden or some compost from a house plant. There is suggestion that you can pin a black cross to your clothing or wear something purple.

Ashes will be blessed by Fr. Gerry and available in small containers (used coffee pods are
welcome if you can leave empty ones in the porch!) – and these small pods of Ash may be collected from the church on Ash Wednesday between 11.00 am and 12.30 pm and again 2 pm until 3.30 pm. Some volunteers will be in the church to oversee this.