Parishioners gather at Saint Benedict Catholic Church to mark Ash Wednesday

During a midday mass, parishioners at Saint Benedict Catholic Church gathered to receive ashes on their foreheads.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 7:04 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Christians all around the world marked the start of Lent with Ash Wednesday.

During a midday mass, parishioners at Saint Benedict Catholic Church gathered to receive ashes on their foreheads.

It's a sign of repentance.

Those who observe Lent are encouraged to give up or modify a habit during the 40-day period.

The season of Lent runs through Easter, which falls on April 21st.

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