20150218 - Ash Wedesday (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Bernard Paniak of Algonquin receives ashes shaped in a cross on his forehead by Pastor Piotr Sarnicki during an Ash Wednesday mass Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 in Algonquin. The mass signifies the the start of the lenten season which is dedicated to reflection, prayer and fasting in preparation for Easter.