Ash Wednesday February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday

This week we celebrate Ash Wednesday, an important day spiritually for Catholics. We acknowledge our sinfulness, express our desire for conversion and welcome God’s grace by expressing sorrow for our sins through prayer, fasting, abstaining from meat and by the symbolic wearing of ashes. Although this year we cannot gather in Church we can still celebrate Ash Wednesday. Perhaps you are able to safely burn an old Palm outside or indeed use any kind of ash. Even if it is not possible to obtain ash you can still express your repentance from within your heart. You can celebrate Ash Wednesday by participating in an online Mass and placing the ashes on your heads at the appropriate time after the Gospel. Alternatively your household may choose to hold their own Prayer Service by using this link Ash Wednesday Liturgy for Celebration at Home (1)