Ash Wednesday (17 Feb) will mark the start of the Lenten season.
Lent is traditionally a 40-day fast — a reference to the time Jesus spent being tempted in the desert.
It is a time when we can prepare our hearts for the solemn remembrance of Jesus’ death.
It concludes and is followed by the Easter Sunday celebration of the resurrection of Christ.
The six-week period (excluding Sundays) is dedicated to prayer, fasting, and alms-giving in preparation for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum.
Visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website to see a number of resources to help you during Lent, as well as into the Easter Season: LENT & EASTER 2021