Next week, the season of Lent will commence on Ash Wednesday. On Tuesday 21st February we will begin a new tradition for Shrove Tuesday, by holding a Pancake Breakfast. From 8am to 8:30am you can buy pancakes for $1 each at our tuckshop. All are welcome. This will be a bit of delicious fun, before we focus our attention to the importance of Lent and its significance on Ash Wednesday.
Lent is one of the most important seasons in the church calendar. It is a special time for our Catholic Church when we are invited to make a new beginning and prepare ourselves for Easter. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving, or giving to the needy, are traditional practices of preparation.
Lent is a time of reflection, anticipation for our Lord’s Resurrection, a time of transformation. In life, we are always transforming, evolving, growing stronger and more mature in our skills, our attitudes and our wisdom. In these weeks of Lent, let us look within to see what needs to be transformed in our own lives.