Posts Tagged ‘Ash Wednesday’

Apology after teacher makes student remove Ash Wednesday cross Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

A fourth-grade student says he wasn’t allowed to wear the ash cross on his forehead on Ash Wednesday His teacher gave him a wipe and told him to take it off Read more Related Posts:Another mountain-top Easter Cross disappearsGovt told to honour promise to investigate student…US seminarian who carried cross at Pope’s Easter Mass diesParents angry Read more

Ash Wednesday: Would you like a little glitter with your Ashes? Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Glitter Ash project, created by New York nonprofit Parity, encouraged clergy to mix glitter into the ashes this year, to represent the inclusion of LGBT people in Christian life. Glitter in the ashes, Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen wrote on a whiteboard, is “a symbol of the gritty, glittery, scandalous hope that exists within all of Read more

Start Lent the easy way with “coffee and ashes to go” Comments 0

Friday, March 7th, 2014

A church in Tiverton, Rhode Island, made it easy to receive the Ashes this year. The Holy Trinity Episcopal Church hosted Ashes to Go, a drive-by distribution of ashes for the faithful. “We are trying to get our church outside the four walls of our church building,” said the Rev. John Higginbotham, priest-in-charge of Holy Read more

Pope Benedict celebrates his last public Mass at St Peters Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Pope Benedict celebrated his last Mass as pope in St Peters today. The weary pope said his public farewell to his flock by presiding over the traditional Ash Wednesday liturgy and by receiving the ashes on his head, a reminder to him that while infallible he is still one of us. In his homily, Benedict Read more

Ash Wednesday to be Benedict’s last Mass Comments 0

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Pope Benedict’s last Mass as pope is on Ash Wednesday, and it will be held in St Peter’s. Benedict XVI was scheduled to preside over the traditional Ash Wednesday Lenten Stations of the Cross at Sant’ Anselmo church, followed by a procession to Santa Sabina Basilica on Rome’s Aventine Hill. “It’s very clear that St. Read more

Fiji marks Ash Wednesday – A time to fast and pray Comments 0

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Thousands of Catholic in Fiji of Catholics attended services around the country to mark Ash Wednesday the first day of the Lentern period preceding Easter.

Lent a 40-day fast in which the faithful are called to engage in prayers, almsgiving and fasting occurs as they prepare for Easter.

Father Tavite Naiveli reminded his congregation of the importance of self discipline during lent at the Sacred Heart Cathedral yesterday.

“We have to change our hearts and prepare ourselves,” Fr Naiveli said.

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