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St. Matthew’s, Houma, Ash Wednesday Service in the news including a fantastic photograph.

Local Christians joined others throughout the world Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent by attending church services and having ashes spread on their foreheads.Ash Wednesday starts a period of fasting and prayer to prepare for Easter, the day Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.”In the Bible, ashes are always a sign of repentance for sin and also remembering our mortality. … We are dust, and to dust we shall return,” said Brant Pitre, of Gray. “Ash Wednesday is always a special

Read the article here: Local Christians mark beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday

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