We are fast approaching the season of Lent, a time of reflection and renewal for all Catholics. On Wednesday 1st March, the College will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at the Mary Immaculate Church here in Waverley.
This is the time in the Church’s Liturgical Year when we reflect on one of the great central acts of history, the redemption of the human race by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It is the beginning of forty days of penance and is marked with the symbol of ashes which will be used in Wednesday’s liturgy.
Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed on all Fridays during Lent. This applies to all persons 14 and older. The law of fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday applies to all Catholics from age 18 through age 59.
On the Tuesday prior to Ash Wednesday, known as Shrove Tuesday, the College will be having pancakes available for the students. This is a reminder that Catholics are entering a period of fasting and this is their last chance to indulge in some of those foods that may be denied during Lent.