Ash Wednesday ashes
The students of SCCS have a long-held tradition regarding the ashes used at their Ash Wednesday services.
The week prior to Ash Wednesday, during religion class, they explore the ideas of Lent: prayer, repentance, self-sacrifice, self-discipline, almsgiving, etc. Then each student is asked to write down on a small slip of paper their personal intentions for the season. All papers are gathered up and burned creating ashes that can be incorporated into the palm ashes for Ash Wednesday.
The student papers were burned at one of our owner parishes, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, during the Tuesday evening ceremony thanks to Mr. Thompson, member of the SCCS Board of Directors, Msgr. Comeault and Anna Thompson.