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PHOTO GALLERY: Worshippers around Columbia celebrate Ash Wednesday

By Jessica Salmond, Peter Marek, Showkat Nanda
February 13, 2013 | 8:39 p.m. CST
The St. Thomas More Newman Center and Sacred Heart Catholic Church celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass. Worshippers prayed, took Communion and received a cross of ashes on their foreheads in honor of the day. First Christian Church also observed Ash Wednesday.

COLUMBIA — Worshippers in Columbia began the season of Lent by celebrating Ash Wednesday.

Mass was celebrated at St. Thomas More Newman Center and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. First Christian Church celebrated with an evening service.

Worshippers prayed, took Communion and received a cross of ashes on their foreheads in honor of the day.