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Today we begin the 40 day period of penance in the lead up Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection from the dead. This day is known as Ash Wednesday, as in the Mass ashes are imposed on our heads as a sign of conversion, penance, fasting and human mortality, a practice which comes from ancient times. We are reminded that from dust we came, and to share in the resurrection of Christ, to dust we shall first return. The ashes serve as a humiliation in which we seek to, in union with Christ, appease God for our sins so that we may receive the promise of eternal life. Since lent is a time of penance and extra prayer, today we ought to reflect on what penances and spiritual practices we will practice during lent.
Mass Times: 6:30am OF St John Fisher; 9:00am OF Mary Immaculate; 7:30pm EF Missa Cantata Mary Immaculate.