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Rev Katryn LeClezio , Rev Giles Kendall and the Venerable Nikki Groarke . Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke, joined clergy and lay people in Kingswinford to ask members of the public for their prayer requests, which were written on prayer cards and prayed at Ash Wednesday services.
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FR. NOEL Gartlan emphasized this psalm in his 5:30 p.m. homily at the mass held in Redemptorist Church last Feb. 28. Without this reminder many of us would be scared to prepare for Lent.
It started with Mardi Gras. Chaplains, Catholic Campus Ministry, Episcopal and Lutheran Ministry, and others- were hosting a lavish Mardi Gras celebration complete with beads and balloons, masks, gumbo, king cake, the Elon Jazz Ensemble and even some dancing.
The ashes on the forehead in the shape of the Cross, the important reminder that we are mortal: "Dust you were and dust you shall be."
Which is just what Pastor Amy Kienzle, of Russell Street's Lutheran Church of the Messiah, wanted it to be, when she opened the church's doors to a "sacred art exhibit," Via Delarosa: Meditation on Morality.
LAST Wednesday, we had the ritual in the Catholic Church of the priest tracing ashes on the forehead in the form of a cross.
One of the most important periods of the religious calendar for Catholics and Protestants alike began Wednesday, March 5, with ashes on the foreheads of the devout.
If Lent is to sound forth its call for transformation, we must think also of the larger locust infestations that forever plague our corporate lives as well as our private ones.
More than 100 members from seven different Lincoln County churches gathered Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton to commemorate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season.
Luke Stewart-Beinder, a Grade 4 student at St. Patrick's School, prays after receiving ashes from Father Matthew To during the Ash Wednesday celebration this week.
Mystery burns on worshippers' foreheads at Ash Wednesday church services were caused by a chemical reaction, an Irish priest has said.
Mary Lina Pardue and daughter Anna, 7, receive ashes Wednesday night from the Rev.
Omar Villa and his cousin, Lopita Villa, stood Wednesday evening at the back of the crowded sanctuary inside Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Farmington.
To the hundreds of worshippers at St. Joseph's Catholic Community, Ash Wednesday is more than just preparing for the 40 days of Lent.
For Christians world-over, Lent is a season during which the pious go through a time of fasting, self-denial, prayer and increased devotion to God.