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Churches around the Diocese of Baton Rouge were packed to overflowing from morning to evening with people receiving ashes on their forehead to mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 6. At St. Joseph Cathedral Bishop Michael G. Duca and Father Paul Counce, pastor of the cathedral, concelebrated a noon Mass during which ashes were distributed. </span id=”0″>Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator</span id=”1″>