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Ash Wednesday Services Remind Us We Have The Power To Make A Difference

08 Mar

Princethorpe College pupils and staff were invited to mark the beginning of Lent in a series of Ash Wednesday services, on Wednesday 6 March.  Held in the Chapel during Tutor Time and then at lunchtime, the services offered an opportunity for contemplation and reflection.

Father Alan Whelan, MSC led the services, with the message that each one of us has the power to make a change for the better, and that change, that one small act can have a positive ripple effect.

Junior Chaplaincy Prefects, Chloe O’Carroll-Bailey and Zoe Shayler read to the assembly about the work of CAFOD (The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development), one of the charities the College is supporting this year. They told the story of a family in Bangladesh who were unable to catch sufficient fish for food.

In response to the story, and to Father Alan’s message, everyone wrote on a paper fish the one small action that they would take to make a difference during Lent.

Sixth Formers, Leah Dunkley, Hannah Owens, Lara Vohrah and Louise Way helped to distribute the ashes and put the symbolic fish on the net that was attached to the cross.