Ash Wednesday marked in Kingsford

Rev. Michael Woempner, left, makes the sign of the cross on Maxwell Marotz’s forehead while his brother Jacob waits in line during the Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church in Kingsford. In back, Rev. Michael Kowalewski marks Aubrey Phillips’ head. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penance leading up to Easter. (Theresa Proudfit photo via the Iron Mountain Daily News)


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