Ash Wednesday - 13th February 2013

posted 8 Feb 2013, 07:03 by Susan Weaver

LENT begins this week with Ash Wednesday, when we are all invited to come to Mass to be ‘ashed’ as a visible witness of our desire to transform our lives, to repent and to believe the Good News.  Ash Wednesday is also a day of fasting and abstinence when we are called to refrain from eating meat (or something else suitable, for those who are vegetarian or vegan) and to fast by
eating significantly less than usual.