Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday signals the beginning of Lent, a special time of 40 days in the lead up to Easter. During Lent, we are called to live the values of the Gospels such as kindness and compassion and to give to others.
This afternoon, children in St Anne had a special prayer service for Ash Wednesday. They learnt that purple is the colour used to represent the Lenten season and that the cross with ash on our foreheads reminds us to be kind and think of others, just like Jesus. We discussed ways we could fill each other’s buckets during Lent.
Charlotte said ‘Joel fills my bucket when he runs with me’.
Oscar said ‘my mum plays with me and that really fills up my bucket’.
Kunal said ‘I can help my friends and play with them’.
Children were invited to receive the ashes if they wished.