ASH WEDNESDAY

SERVICE of HOLY COMMUNION with the IMPOSITION OF ASHES

WEDNESDAY 6th March 2019

 

ST PETER & ST PAUL, LONGHOUGHTON 10.30am

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, ALNMOUTH          6.00pm

 

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent.  The characteristic themes of Lent are self-examination, penitence, self-denial, study, and preparation for Easter, to which almsgiving has traditionally been added.

 

Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence; from the Middle Ages it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross.

 

Thought of the Week

You cannot wander anywhere that will not aid you.
Anything you can touch—God brought it into
the classroom of your mind.

—Daniel Ladinsky, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi