Thursday, 7 March 2019

2. Special Character Week 5 2019

Wednesday March 6th is Ash Wednesday.
This is one of the most important days of the year for Catholics.
 It marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 day preparation for Easter.  Ash Wednesday is a “Day of fasting
and abstinence”.  This means the Church asks us to refrain from eating meat on this day and to eat
less than we otherwise might.
Lent is a time of penance when we try to make a little sacrifice and put God first in our daily lives.  There are four ways the Church says we can do penance:
1. Give something up
2. Give money to the poor
3. Sacrifice our time for others e.g volunteering for the Vinnies
4. Pray for a set purpose or time each day/week

“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.”  -St John Damascene
St John Damascene
Syrian monk and priest
675 - 749

God Bless
Tua Misiloi

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