On Wednesday 6 March, we held our Ash Wednesday service which marks the start of our lenten season.
The purpose of Lent is to prepare for Easter through prayer, penance, repentance, self-denial and almsgiving. In the spirit of almsgiving, each year, on Ash Wednesday, we launch Project Compassion. Project Compassion is Caritas Australia's annual lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. Millions of Australians come together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. The season of Lent runs until Thursday 18 April (Holy Thursday). We would encourage all our students to be actively involved as fundraising together is a great way to build community and show solidarity with people around the world.