20150218 - Ash Wedesday (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Theresa Roggenbuck and her daughter Ava, 2, of Algonquin receive ashes shaped in a cross on their foreheads 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.