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Archive for February 2023

Ash Wednesday at Holy Cross Parish

On Wednesday, 22nd February the Church begins the Holy Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolise the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a…

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Shrove Tuesday at Holy Cross Parish

On Shrove Tuesday we will hold the traditional Burning of the Palms and Burial of the Alleluia in preparation for Ash Wednesday. The ashes imposed on Ash Wednesday are made from the burnt palms blessed the previous Palm Sunday. If you have blessed palms to be burned, please bring these to the church in the…

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