Sacred Heart Catholic Church parishioners participated in an Ash Wednesday service, led by Deacon John Weaver at noon Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a Christian religious period during which practitioners are instructed to lead a more pure life through fasting, repentance of sin and typically the giving up of some vice or indulgence for the weeks leading up to Easter.
SLIDESHOW: Beginning of Lent marked at Ash Wednesday services
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