Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. We come together as Catholics to begin our new journey with Jesus during Lent. The ashes mark our foreheads and we focus on what we can do as Catholics to become closer to God. The students will be making butterflies, and writing on the back what act they will be doing for Jesus during Lent. Students are encouraged to do something good or to give up something they enjoy.
Lord, I give myself to You this Lent. I freely choose to enter into the desert of these 40 days and choose to pray, fast and give of myself to an extent I have never done before. I pray that this Lent will be a time in which I am transformed interiorly by You. Set me free, dear Lord, from all that keeps me from loving You and others with all my heart. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen