The School had a mass on Wednesday 09th March as the Church celebrates Ash Wednesday in the season of Lent. Fr. Godfrey D'Souza the Rector was the main celebrant and Fr. Godfrey D'Sa, Fr. Crispino D'Souza and Fr. Edwin Colaco concelebrated at the Eucharist.
In the homily Fr. Godfrey explained to the students the meaning of the season and the significance of 40 as a number in the Bible. Noah's ark remained in the floods for 40 days. The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. Moses was with the Lord for 40 days before he came down with the Ten Commandments. The prophet Elisha was in the desert for 40 days before he began his ministry and Jesus went into the desert for 40 days before he too began his ministry.
By the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday the Church reminds all the faithful that we need to repent and turn away from our sins and that we are 'dust and unto dust we will return.'
Jesus tells us what we should do and how we should do things during this season. There are three important aspects that need to be kept in mind during this season: Giving Alms, without anyone noticing it; Praying quietly without being noticed; and Fasting without making a show that we are fasting.
May Christ walk with each one of us during this Lenten Journey and may we grow closer to Him.