Masterton schools Ash Wednesday

WelCom March 2024

Masterton’s St Patrick’s Primary School and Chanel College observed Ash Wednesday together in the Chanel College gym last month. It was an opportunity for Deacon Matthew White, new to the Catholic Parish of the Wairarapa, to get to know the students from both schools at the peaceful liturgy. And it was an occasion for student leaders of both schools to take up their duties for the first time this year, distributing the blessed ashes to those present. Words and photo: Angela Gregory, Chanel College