Catholics observe Ash Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre

By | August 30, 2019


3 FOR CHRISTIANS — THE LENTEN TRADITION BEGAN TODAY. PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD — AND RIGHT HERE AT HOME — RECEIVED A SMUDGE OF ASHES ON THEIR FOREHEADS.((CANDICE)) EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KELLY CHOATE TAKES US TO AN ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE IN LUZERNE COUNTY. 3 ((KELLY))”Let us begin the season of Lent by turning back like coming here! It’s the place where I feel like I belong!””Singing”HER VOICE RANG 3 THROUGH ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH — AS THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL FILLED THE PEWS FOR THIS SERVICE ON ASH WEDNESDAY — THE START OF LENT — A 40-DAY SEASON MARKED BY FASTING — PRAYER — AND REPENTANCE. “These ashes remind us that working on, our souls!” EIGHT-YEAR-OLD DYLAN HUGHES — AND HIS 12-YEAR-OLD BROTHER DANIEL — ARE ALTAR SERVERS. DYLAN HUGHES”I wanted to start because I think it’s fun, and I get to be with Father all the time to serve with him and my brother!”FATHER CIRBA SAYS HE’S INSPIRED BY THE BOYS’ ENTHUSIASM.FATHER RICHARD CIRBA “No doubt about it, these are challenging days in the church, and it’s just so good to see young people still coming out, and being interested!”WHILE MANY 3 CHRISTIANS GIVE UP CERTAIN LUXURIES TO REPLICATE THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS CHRIST’S JOURNEY INTO THE DESERT — MARY LEE IS TAKING A DIFFERENT APPROACH THIS LENTEN SEASON. MARY LEE YATESHIN “I’m not really good at giving up stuff, so I try to be kind, and just do things that I know would please God!””Music”IN WILKES-BARRE — KELLY CHOATE ((CANDICE)) EASTER SUNDAY FALLS ON APRIL 21ST THIS YEAR. 3 ((NICK)) “JEOPARDY!” HOST ALEX TREBEK HAS CANCER. TREBEK DISCLOSED HIS DIAGNOSIS IN A VIDEO TODAY. THE

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