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March 6, 2014

Dust to dust

Ash Wednesday kicks off Lenten season

You wouldn’t have known it by the snow, but yesterday marked a significant change of seasons, at least on the religious calendar, with Ash Wednesday and the dawn of the season of Lent.

Roman Catholics across Cape Ann and around the world made their way to services at churches like St. Ann’s in Gloucester, where Holy Family Parish pastor the Rev. John Kiley dispensed ashes to parishioners as a reminder that “... thou art dust, and into dust thou shalt return.”

Lent is the 40-day season in which Christians prepare for the celebration of Easter Sunday, this year on April 20.

The Jewish feast of Passover, meanwhile, begins on April 14 and runs through April 22.

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