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Mandi Steele/FULTON SUN photo: Fourth-graders Kaylee Jennings and A.J. Reid work on their calendars in class after receiving ashes during all-school mass Wednesday morning. According to Fr. Karl Barmann, the tradition on Ash Wednesday of marking the forehead with the sign of the cross in ashes from burning the palms of the previous Palm Sunday is “our sign of pennance and asking for forgiveness of our sins.”

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Local youth explain tradition of Lent

As the Lenten season kicked off this week with its traditions of personal sacrifice and introspective observation, a number of students at St. Peter School in Fulton took the opportunity to share their take on the 40-day lead-in to Easter.

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