ash 6028Both Campuses held Ash Wednesday prayer services to mark the beginning of Lent. All students and staff were invited to be marked on the forehead with ash in the sign of the cross. All were also invited to contribute to the Caritas Australia Project Compassion appeal.

HOBART    St Mary’s Cathedral Administrator Fr Shammi Perera, assisted by recently appointed acolyte Vincent Parr (GYC 2017), led the Hobart Campus service. Fr Shammi reflected that Lent could be a time of grace when we draw upon faith to assist us to fast, pray and give of our time and talents to draw closer to God.

GLENORCHY     Student leaders led the Glenorchy service in which students and staff were encouraged to make do with less and give of themselves so that a future, where all people live in justice, might be created.

 

 

Georgia Saunders places the Lenten candle as Hayden Goldsmith introduces the prayer. Other symbols included the Book of the Scriptures, a Caritas candle, the Caritas Project Compassion collection box and bowl of ashes

Georgia Saunders places the Lenten candle as Hayden Goldsmith introduces the prayer. Other symbols which were placed included the Book of the Scriptures, a Caritas candle, the Caritas Project Compassion collection box and a bowl of ashes.

 

reflection as the ashes were being distributed

Will I act justly

… with my friends … with my family?

… in my relationships within my local community?

… on behalf of those with no voice or power to act for themselves?

Will I try to offer others the chance to have educational opportunities that I take for granted

and so the chance to create a just future where all can live fairly?

HONESTLY

what will I do in the name of justice?

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Sydney Reynolds assists with leading the Universal Prayer. Other readers were Samson Ryan (second from left) and Bridget Snell. Lily Bennett, on the right, was the prayer service leader.