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Burning palms for Ash Wednesday

By Karen Callaway | Photo editor
March 7, 2019

Burning palms for Ash Wednesday

Father Michael Grzesik and Deacon Mark Buckley led a prayer service including burning palms with students from St. Bede School at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St. Bede Church Site, in Ingleside on Shrove Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The ashes were distributed on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019, which marked the start of Lent in the Latin-rite church. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacon Mark Buckley gestures for a response to the psalm during the service. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Michael Grzesik lights the dried palms while the students look on. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Students make the sign of the cross during the service. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Eighth-graders help burn the remaining palms following the prayer service. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Father Michael Grzesik and Deacon Mark Buckley led a prayer service including burning palms with students from St. Bede School at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish , St. Bede Church Site, in Ingleside on Shrove Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The ashes were distributed on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019, which marked the start of Lent in the Latin-rite church.

Topics:

  • lent
  • ash wednesday

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