Ash Wednesday is a time of sacrifice until Easter. Father Matt Lowry said Ash Wednesday is more than just putting ash on your forehead. It is a reminder for Catholics that God is always there and to turn back because he has more blessings to give. This day is a reminder for people to be humble and grateful.

A student in Flagstaff, Gustavo Gomez said he doesn’t want to walk around with ashes on his forehead, but he does it because it is symbolic.