Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent

This Wednesday, 1st March 2017, we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten Journey.  Blessed Ashes will be distributed at Masses on Wednesday and will also be available to take home for those who are housebound. 

Trocaire Boxes for this year’s Trocaire Lenten Campaign are available in all our Churches this weekend and we encourage parishioners to take one and return it at Easter so that together we can make a difference in the lives of some of the most needy communities in our world.  A Trocaire Box during Lent is a wonderful opportunity to teach young children and to remind ourselves to be grateful for the blessings we so often take for granted and to be mindful of those in our world who are not so fortunate. This Lent let’s make a sincere effort to make some small sacrifice so that others can have a better chance in life.                         Fr Seán