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Catholics Who Can't Make it to Church can Get 'Ashes to Go'

 
Catholics Who Can't Make it to Church can Get 'Ashes to Go'
Posted March 5th, 2014 @ 2:40pm by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

Some Catholics who couldn't make it to church this morning got their "Ashes on the Go."

Father Tony Prandini with Good Shepard Catholic Parish was conducting Ash Wednesday rituals -- marking foreheads -- outside of the State Capitol.

"Last year probably we had a little over 100 people stop and talk to us. Good conversations whether they received ashes or not," Prandini said. 

Several congregations were throughout downtown for the first day of Lent, a period of penance, fasting, and sacrifice.

Phillip Hilton took his ashes at 13th and L Streets.

"It reminds people that spirituality isn't something that's inside a building," Hilton said. 

The "Ashes to Go" movement began in 2010 at train stations in Chicago.

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