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begins on Ash Wednesday this week.  Ash Wednesday is a day of penance in the Church and a day of abstinence and fasting.  Ashes, blessed and worn on this day are a sign of penance, traditionally a biblical one; they signify the human condition of the sinner, who seeks to express their guilt before the Lord in an exterior manner, and by so doing express an interior conversion, led on by the hope that the Lord will be merciful.

Ashes will be blessed and distributed at 9.30am & 7.30pm Mass on Wednesday in Athboy Church.