Ash Wednesday 2013


Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is a day of fast and abstinence.

This year, Australia’s Catholic Bishops are inviting the faithful to join with them to observe the Fridays of Lent as special days of penance in the wake of the sexual abuse crisis, including:

  • The prayerful reading of Holy Scripture;
  • A Holy Hour of prayer and petition before the Blessed Sacrament; and
  • Penance, in particular fasting and abstaining from meat. 
Parish and Migrant Catholic Community Mass times for Ash Wednesday 2013 (13 February) are now available on the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta site here.

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