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The Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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The Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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The Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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The Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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The Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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The Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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The Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Deacon Emmet Tinley sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Deacon Emmet Tinley sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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The Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2021. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Above and below at left, Rev. James Ahenkora sprinkles ashes upon the head of a churchgoer during the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See and Vatican updated ash distribution norms to make for a safer start to the Lenten season, having the ashes sprinkled atop parishioners’ heads versus the usual marking of their foreheads. The fish fry season kicks off today as well, with St. Patrick’s hosting its first fry of the year from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and featuring limited in-person dining and to-go options. Corpus Christi Parish-Queen of Apostles Church is offering takeout only with pickup times from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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