Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. We celebrate Ash Wednesday on the 6th March.

On Ash Wednesday, people will have ashes placed on their heads, in the sign of the cross, as a symbol of repentance. This is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens the season of Lent, a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

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The Feast of Christ the King

Christ the King marks the last feast of the Church’s liturgical year. The season of Advent starts the Sunday after.

The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to remind Catholics that Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Universe, both as God and Man. Pius XI announced the feast in his encyclical Quas Primas. Continue reading →