Monday, February 25, 2013

Ash Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist
Date: 2/14/2013 Album ID: 1611442
Photos by Bill Tarutis
St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston
The book of Gospel readings is opened for the Lenten season at St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston on Ash Wednesday.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Catholic faithful attend St. John the Evangelist Church during Ash Wednesday Mass.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Msgr. John Bendik blesses the ashes during Ash Wednesday Mass.   BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Ken Gorski of Jenkins Township, left, receives ashes from Msgr. John Bendik. BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Joe Heffers of Pittston, left, holds his grandson Declan Gregor, 4, of Plains Township during Ash Wednesday Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Ashes sit near the altar at St. John the Evangelist Church as the faithful take Communion.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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The Galonis family of Pittston Township holds hands while saying the Lord's Prayer.  From left: John, 10, Meagan, Catie, 7, Joseph, 9, Ed, and Ed Jr., 11.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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People depart St. John the Evangelist Church after Ash Wednesday Mass.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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