Ash Wednesday

Published on February 10, 2024

Ash Wednesday

Masses in Kilmaley at 10am,   Connolly at 11am,  Inch at 8pm.

Our word “Lent” comes from an old English word “Lencten”, meaning to lengthen or grow longer. These days, at least in the northern hemisphere, each day there are two minutes more light in the morning and two minutes more light in the evening. So, “Lent” really means springtime. This tells us precisely what is supposed to happen in this springtime of faith: new shoots, new growth, signs of life and joy. So, whatever I undertake this Lent, may it lead to a new springtime of faith for me and my community. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday this week on Feb 14th.