Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fasting & Abstinence on 17th February. Mass will be live streamed via our Facebook Page from St Joseph. This day marks the Beginning of the Season of Lent.
In preparation for Ash Wednesday if you have Palms at home (or branches from a bush) burn them to make ash for yourself and family (please take care when doing so).
The priest will guide you when to self-impose the ashes.
“Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:15, NASB), or, “For you are dust and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19).
These phrases call us to repentance, faith, and humility, which we must assume with greater resolve during the Lenten season of penance, prayer, and fasting. They remind us of our mortality — “to dust you shall return” — and what we must do to gain eternal life: repent and believe. These themes stay with us throughout the 40 days of Lent, the time of preparation for the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ.h