46 days before Easter, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent.
Click on the powerpoints and videos below to learn all about Ash Wednesday and Lent.
When we go to mass on Ash Wednesday, the priest puts ashes on our forehead. These are the ashes of burnt palm leaves from the previous Palm Sunday.
Lent is a time of giving, fasting and praying in preparation for Easter. Click on the powerpoint to learn more.
During Lent we often give up something we enjoy, but it is also a time when we can do something for others. Click here to find an act of kindness for every day of Lent.