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Ash Wednesday at St. John the Baptist in Yonkers

St. John the Baptist School student Anthony Minuto,

St. John the Baptist School student Anthony Minuto, 11, of Yonkers, attends Ash Wednesday services, marking the beginning of Lent, at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Catholics attended the noonday service at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers on Ash Wednesday, marking the first day of Lent, all leading up to Easter Sunday on March 31. (Feb. 13, 2013)

St. John the Baptist School student Anthony Minuto,
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

St. John the Baptist School student Anthony Minuto, 11, of Yonkers, attends Ash Wednesday services, marking the beginning of Lent, at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Monsignor Christopher Maloney applies ashes to the forehead
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Monsignor Christopher Maloney applies ashes to the forehead o fSt. John the Baptist School teacher Maureen Beitscher during Ash Wednesday services at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

The Rev. Kenneth Ross leads Ash Wednesday services,
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Rev. Kenneth Ross leads Ash Wednesday services, marking the beginning of Lent, at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Naomi Butner, 24, of Yonkers, a new parishioner
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Naomi Butner, 24, of Yonkers, a new parishioner at St. John the Baptist in Yonkers, prays during Ash Wednesday services. (Feb. 13, 2013)

St. John the Baptist School eighth-grader Robert Bock,
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

St. John the Baptist School eighth-grader Robert Bock, 13, of Yonkers, prays at right during Ash Wednesday services at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Diana DeLouise of Yonkers prays at an altar
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Diana DeLouise of Yonkers prays at an altar after Ash Wednesday services, marking the beginning of Lent, at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

St. John the Baptist School student Clare Brown,
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

St. John the Baptist School student Clare Brown, 12, of Yonkers, participates in Ash Wednesday services at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Parishioners, including sisters Eleanor Joyce, 81, center, and
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Parishioners, including sisters Eleanor Joyce, 81, center, and Carol Viglione, 73, worship during Ash Wednesday services at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

St. John the Baptist School students Gustavo Arias,
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

St. John the Baptist School students Gustavo Arias, 11, right, and Anthony Minuto, 11, both of Yonkers, wish each other peace at Ash Wednesday services at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

John Smith, right, of Yonkers, attends Ash Wednesday
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

John Smith, right, of Yonkers, attends Ash Wednesday services at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Faithful worship during Ash Wednesday services, marking the
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Faithful worship during Ash Wednesday services, marking the beginning of Lent, at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

St. John the Baptist School eighth-grader Robert Bock,
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

St. John the Baptist School eighth-grader Robert Bock, 13, of Yonkers, attends Ash Wednesday services at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Lifelong parishioners and sisters Carol Viglione, 73, right,
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Lifelong parishioners and sisters Carol Viglione, 73, right, and Eleanor Joyce, 81, both of Yonkers, pray during Ash Wednesday services at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

The Rev. Kenneth Ross leads Ash Wednesday services,
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Rev. Kenneth Ross leads Ash Wednesday services, marking the beginning of Lent, at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Faithful go to church at St. John the
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Faithful go to church at St. John the Baptist Parish in Yonkers for Ash Wednesday services. (Feb. 13, 2013)

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