Local fish markets busy prepping for Lent season

Prendergast: Lent a chance to put your spiritual house in order

He revealed that Ash Wednesday is the day that marks the start of the Lent period in the Christian.

Goff told Western Mass News that they still have reservations for Wednesday night. "Without it, we wouldn't be celebrating Valentine's Day together".

"Ash Wednesday is an important day to Catholics because it marks the beginning of the six-week penitential celebration leading up to Easter", Kerr said. On that day we remember when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey while Pilate, on a giant warhorse, was parading in on the other side of town with legions of soldiers. Immediately following his baptism, Jesus went to the desert and prayed and fasted for 40 days.

Standing on Main Street with the temperature in the low 30s, Feltz said "We are here today because some people can not make it to church".

Catholics are one of the Christian denominations around the world to observe Ash Wednesday today, marking the beginning of the lent period.

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"The food we do not eat or the meat we abstain from must be given to those who practically fast everyday due to extreme poverty, enduring inhuman hunger". Ash Wednesday wasn't officially accepted into the Catholic Church or its belief system until around 325 AD. In another quirk this year, Easter also happens to share the date - April 1 - with April Fools' Day. The early service mostly draws those on their way to work, giving them an opportunity "to wear their ashes all day, as proof that they believe, an outward sign that they have faith and want to show that faith to others", Riopelle said.

Oubre has been coordinator for one month so this is his first time setting up the Ash Wednesday event at this college. "What are you doing for Lent?" is just as valid a question.

In a column in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence's website, Bishop Thomas Tobin said the nature of Ash Wednesday was incompatible with Valentine's Day.

Ash Wednesday is characterized by placing ashes on the forehead, with the minister reminding the congregant that "you are dust and to dust you shall return".

Many people will give up something during Lent such as candy, tobacco, alcohol or coffee as a way of sacrifice. That is why there is an emphasis on fish fry dinners this time of year.

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