For the first time this year, parishioners at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glenville received their ashes as they’re filing into the church. Tom Bigos administers ashes to young Izobel Heilman on Wednesday morning. Her mother, Gabriel is at left.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.