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Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins on this day. Ashes, symbolic of penance, are blessed and distributed to the faithful as a reminder that Lent is a time for repentance and spiritual renewal.
Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., to celebrate Mass for Ash Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River
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