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Ash Wednesday marks beginning of Lent

February 25, 2009

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The Mardi Gras parade Tuesday can mean only one thing: Ash Wednesday is just around the corner.

Dozens of local Catholics gathered at Saint John's Catholic Church, 1208 Kentucky, Wednesday morning to receive a mark of ashes, symbolizing the beginning of Lent for Catholics and thousands of other Christians in Lawrence.

Lent lasts until Easter, which is on April 12 this year.

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