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‘Drive-Thru Ashes’ for Ash Wednesday offered at Wilmington church

Today is Ash Wednesday and one Wilmington church made the first day of Lent as convenient as possible.

St. Mary Catholic students celebrate Mardi Gras with parade

It's Mardi Gras! Students at St. Mary Catholic School in Wilmington celebrated the last day before Lent with one of their most anticipated traditions.

Ash Wednesday starts the 40-day Lent period

Many Christians around the world being observance of Lent today.

Ash Wednesday marks lead up to Easter

videoToday is Ash Wednesday. It's the start of the holiest period of the Christian calendar leading up to Easter. And it's why you might see some people walking around with black smudges on their foreheads.

Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

videoAt Wilmington's St. Mary Catholic Church and countless others around the world worshippers received a cross of ashes on their forehead.

Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

With Fat Tuesday over, that means the beginning of Lent for Christians around the world. And it all starts today with Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

For Catholics, it is a season of penance, reflection and fasting that prepares them for Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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