The scoop on Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday
It’s Fat Tuesday, a hedonistic day to gorge yourself with food and drink before the kick-off of lent on Ash Wednesday so get it in! As for Ash Wednesday, knock off the nonsense and get down to Lenten business of fasting, deprivation and possibly a little soul searching.
If you are Catholic and in need of some ashes on Ash Wednesday, here is where you can get some: Gate of Heaven Church at 9am & 12noon, St. Brigid Church, 7am, 10:30pm (school mass) and 6pm, St. Peter Church (75 Flaherty Way) 8am, 12:10pm, 6pm, St. Monica’s 9am, 12:30pm and 7pm, Our Lady of Good Voyage, 6:30am, 7:30am, 12:10pm, 1pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.
- Lent Facts:
The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are considered the most powerful in the spirituality department.
On Ash Wednesday you remember that ‘you are dust, and to dust you shall return’.
As Christians, Lent is a time to reflect on our faith and to commit deeper to your Christian life.
As Catholics, meat is not allowed on Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent.