The season of Lent - the traditional period of penance and self reflection begins today - with Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is celebrated with services in which the faithful are marked with an ash cross on the forehead.
The season of Lent ends with Good Friday and Easter.
At Our Lady of Lourdes Church in West Islip, ashes will be distributed at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will also be a Mass at 8 p.m., including the distribution of ashes.
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