Ash Wednesday

... and the start of Lent

On Ash Wednesday we begin to embrace the Season of Lent through the sign of receiving ashes on our heads.

There will be TWO opportunities to receive ashes here at Holy Family on Ash Wednesday - during a Service (not Mass) at 10.00am with the children of Holy Family School or during an Evening Mass on Ash Wednesday at 7.00pm

Mass at St Benedict's at 12 Noon and 7.00pm

Please also remember that Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fasting (cut down on the amount of food we eat) and Abstinence (eat no meat or, for any vegetarians and vegans, keep to a simple diet on this day).