Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent, a time devoted to fasting, reconciliation, and prayer. As part of Ash Wednesday, ashes made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year are distributed as a reminder of our mortality and as a sign of repentance.
All children in years 1 to 6 attended the Mass via the parish zoom link. Father Prem ensured that ashes were then delivered to school for distribution. After Mass the children received the ashes in respectful silence in the school hall.
Here is a link to the Ash Wednesday Mass: