Deacon Sam Bianco places ash on a worshiper's forehead during an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lent, a season of prayer and fasting for Christians before Easter.
Deacon Sam Bianco places ash on a worshiper's forehead during an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lent, a season of prayer and fasting for Christians before Easter. Matt Rourke Associated Press
Deacon Sam Bianco places ash on a worshiper's forehead during an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lent, a season of prayer and fasting for Christians before Easter. Matt Rourke Associated Press