College celebrates Ash Wednesday

College celebrates Ash Wednesday

Harrison Bowler receives ashes from his mentor teacher, Anthony Rawnsley.

CBC Fremantle gathered in prayer this morning to celebrate the beginning of Lent, marked by Ash Wednesday.

Led by Father Jude Angelo, the liturgy reminded the CBC community of the importance of alms-giving as Catholics in the modern world, especially during the Lenten season.

Students were encouraged to always strive to be better in every aspect of their lives as they responded during the special Liturgy, "There is more I could be, Lord".

As an outward sign of their commitment to their faith, and reflecting the same Catholic ceremony the world over, boys' foreheads were anointed with ashes by their Mentor teachers.

CBC Principal, Mr Shaun Kenny, used the occasion to encourage boys to visit the College's chapel at least once during the Lenten season, to pray or reflect on their lives, and how they can make the world a better place for all.

During the service, Christian Service Learning Coordinator, Ms Emily Bowran, launched Caritas Australia's Project Compassion at CBC, reminding boys of their privileged place in the world. The campaign enables boys to assist in ending poverty, promoting justice and upholding dignity through small donations they collect.

Ash Wednesday is an important event on the Church calendar, and is especially significant at CBC. The day encourages boys to develop two key qualities of a CBC gentleman: recognising and valuing the 'other' in his life, and being selfless by nature.