Father Charles Bonner, pastor of St. Cecilia Parish in Northeast Philadelphia, distributed ashes to people during morning Mass on March 5, Ash Wednesday. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Little Alinah Roy, held by her mother Rani, receives ashes from Father Bonner as her dad Roy Thomas looks on.
Father McCabe gives ashes to Leo McLaverty.
Emily McCluskey is all smiles as she receives ashes from her pastor, Father Bonner.
Dave Schein receives ashes.
Cecilia Shields receives ashes from Father Charles Bonner, pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, during morning Mass for Ash Wednesday at the Northeast Philadelphia church. (Sarah Webb)
Father James McCabe, parochial vicar at St. Cecilia, blesses the ashes before the March 5 morning Mass for which he was the celebrant.
Father James McCabe kisses the book after proclaiming the Gospel reading for the day.