Give, Pray, Fast.

This morning Bishop Smith celebrated mass in the Cathedral for Ash Wednesday and to mark the beginning of Lent.


Ashes were distributed as a mark of the penitential season, with the words, “Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Lent is an added opportunity to grow closer to God’s mercy and love.


Lent is traditionally a forty-day period of preparation for Easter. There are three Gospel values that help us get ready for this great feast. They are:

Give, Pray, Fast.

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