Ash Wednesday 2024


St Gertrude’s Parish Smithfield: Ash Wednesday Mass times:

7:00am St Therese Church Fairfield West

9:15am & 7:00pm St Benedict’s Shrine Smithfield


Lenten Program: Lenten Program beings in St Augustine Catechesis Centre:

Tuesdays: Commencing 20 Feb following 9:15am Mass

Thursday: Commencing 22 Feb at 6:30pm

*Lenten Books $10 – available for purchase from the Piety Stall



Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.

The law of fasting binds those who have completed their eighteenth year, until the beginning of their sixtieth year.

The law of abstinence binds those who have completed their fourteenth year.

(CCL 97, 252-52)