Sacred Heart School students took part in a special mass Wednesday in which they received the distribution of ashes for Ash Wednesday. The day begins Lent for Roman Catholics. To remind Roman Catholics of their own mortality, they receive ashes on their foreheads in the sign of the cross. Lent is a time for Catholics to repent, to express humility and to wait for the resurrection of Jesus. Ash Wednesday is also a day of fast, and because people abstain from eating meat, the families of Sacred Heart made meatless sandwiches for the homeless at Our Daily Bread, which they will continue to do during the Lenten season on days of fasting.