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Archbishop Gordon distributes ashes during the Ash Wednesday Mass. Photo: Elmo Griffith.

For the Lenten season, Archbishop Jason Gordon has challenged Catholics to observe and practice the three Hs—Hymns, Homilies and Hospitality by listening to sacred music; reading the Sunday gospels “prayerfully” and reaching out to those in need.

In his Ash Wednesday homily at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) RC Church, San Fernando, the Archbishop drew reference to Aaron Duncan’s ‘Back to Basics’. He then invited the congregation to return to these very “foundations” of Christianity as a way of bringing their hearts “in inspiration” towards God.

Earlier in his homily, Archbishop Gordon described Ash Wednesday as a “very important” day in a Christian’s life, the Church’s and as a nation. It is, he said, an opportunity to do in a “much deeper way”, practices that ought to be observed every year and every day.

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