Newsday: Students start Lent with Ash Wednesday pilgrimage

Mar 05 2014

By Newsday’s Bart Jones:

The 600 freshmen from Kellenberg Memorial High School, carrying crosses and flags, processed along sidewalks for a mile-and-a-half on a pilgrimage to see a film about the city where Jesus was crucified 2,000 years ago.

It was Ash Wednesday, and school administrators wanted to make it a memorable one for the freshman class as the Lenten season began. Their foreheads daubed with ashes, the students journeyed from the Uniondale school across Hempstead Turnpike and to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, where they watched the documentary film, “Jerusalem,” in the IMAX theater.

“We teach our kids to be public about our faith,” said Bryan Finn, Kellenberg’s director of apostolic activities. “Being Catholic is not just going to church on Sunday…”

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