Mass being held throughout Tri-State for Ash Wednesday

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Published: Mar. 2, 2022 at 5:53 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for many Catholics and mainline protestants.

This includes churchgoers at Saint Agnes Church on Evansville’s west side.

It’s common for those who observe to give up something for the season.

JoAnn Laugel, a longtime attendee of Saint Agnes, is taking a slightly different approach this year.

”Every year, I give up chocolate because that’s a real love of mine, but this year, I’m going to try and do more positive things, like more prayer daily, and trying to reach out and do nice things in the community,” said Laugel.

Last year, masks were required and social distancing was enforced inside Saint Agnes.

Laugel says she’s happy to see attendance at in-person services getting back to normal numbers.

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