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Forsyth community marks Ash Wednesday with services, teaching
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Father William Brock, LC places ash on the foreheads of those attending the service. - photo by Jim Dean
SOUTH FORSYTH -- While Catholics throughout Forsyth County may have attended mass early in the morning or after work to mark Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, some of the area’s tiniest observers commemorated the day during school. Pinecrest Academy, a private parochial Catholic school on Peachtree Parkway, held five services throughout the day for students in kindergarten through 12th grade to receive the traditional ashes on their forehead, a ceremony that parents, teachers and the community is welcomed to each year. “It gives them a deeper formative opportunity to engage with the season of Lent,” said John Huynh, director of campus ministry.