BAYONNE — Hundreds gathered for a special Ash Wednesday service at the St. Vincent de Paul Church today.
The service began at 3 p.m. in the Roman Catholic church on Avenue C, and was led by Rev. Hermes Díaz and Rev. Sergio O. Nadres.
The priests marked the sign of the cross in ash on parishioners’ foreheads to mark the beginning of the Lenten season of penance and fast in the Catholic faith.
Lent culminates on Easter Sunday on April 1. Click on the gallery above for scenes from today’s Ash Wednesday service in Bayonne.