The Season of Lent begins

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On Wednesday, February 10, a large crowd gathered at the noon Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul to commemorate the start of the Lenten season by receiving ashes and praying for the repentance of sins. In his homily, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin asked the crowd to be open in heart and mind to the mercy of God. “Remember as you receive the ashes that’s it’s not a blessing, it’s a commitment,” he said. “It’s an outward sign of the inward journey that you are making during the season of Lent.”