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Fr. Robert Reycraft at St. Louis Catholic Church is joined by... News PhotoHorizontal,Religion,USAPhotographer Collection: Denver Post Copyright - 2013 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.ENGLEWOOD, CO. - FEBRUARY 12: Fr. Robert Reycraft at St. Louis Catholic Church is joined by students from the St. Louis School in preparing the ashes that will be used in Ash Wednesday services. Fr. Reycraft gathered palm fronds and says a short prayer before lighting the palms. In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Fr. Reycraft says that although Ash Wednesday is not a holy day, the celebration draws a big crowd at mass.(Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)