20150218 - Ash Wedesday (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Natalie Kowalsky and her 18-month-old daughter Kenzie, of Huntley receive ashes shaped in a cross on their forehead by Deacon James Woeste during an Ash Wednesday mass Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Algonquin. The mass signifies the the start of the lenten season which is dedicated to reflection, prayer and fasting in preparation for Easter.