For Ash Wednesday the children received the ash cross as a blessing from Father Connolly. We learnt about the symbolism of this holy cross and talked about Jesus' sacrifice in the desert. We all thought carefully about our Lenten promises and how to show our love for Jesus and others through kind and selfless deeds.
Here is a prayer for this special day:
Almighty and Everlasting God,
You have given the human race
Jesus Christ our Saviour as a model of humility.
He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man
And giving His life on the Cross.
Help us to bear witness to You
By following His example of suffering
And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.