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Ash Wednesday

Masses on Ash Wednesday will be at 9.30am, 4.15pm and 8pm. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at all Masses.

Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence. We are bound to abstain from meat and to fast in accord with our state in life. We are allowed to take one full meal and two snacks if necessary but not to eat apart from this. Many able-bodied Catholics could do more.