From Year 7

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. On this day ashes are blessed and used to make a sign of the cross on the forehead. This is a sign of penance. A public ceremony marking the beginning of Lent with a ritual to signify sorrow for sins has been part of the Christian tradition for many centuries. When the ashes are distributed, a short message such as Repent, and believe in the Gospel is said as a reminder that we are starting our Lenten journey.

Lent is a forty day period starting on Ash Wednesday and finishing before the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. It has its origins in the Scriptures. In the Gospels, we read of a time that Jesus went out into the desert for a period of forty days, to prepare for his public mission. “To Know Worship and Love.” Our Year 7s participated in a year level liturgy to acknowledge this holy day. We gathered in the College Hall and prayed together and read scripture. Our Year 12 leaders worked with us to make our liturgy special. In all our Religious Education classes we are learning about this important time.

Tamara Lourdes
Year 7 Team Leader

Ash Wednesday is the first day of lent and the last day of lent is Easter, on Ash Wednesday, which is officially called the day of ashes. The year 12s gave us the ashes and we had a really lovely time and got to hear lots of lovely stories and prayer. In class we are learning about Ash Wednesday and looking at it on To Know Worship And Love which is a really fun part about our learning in Religious Education.
Ruby Belle Delaney
This was my first time in an Ash Wednesday liturgy, it was interesting as I had not this before. I like learning about why Easter in such an important time in the Catholic church
Jonah Accaputo
It all started when all the year 7s walked into the hall and sat down in classes. The Ash Wednesday mass started. We started the mass and said some prayers. We then got called up by classes and we received our ashes the year twelves gave us the ashes, this made it special.
Emile Caballero