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PHOTOS — Ash Wednesday observed at International Seafarers Center

Father Sinclair Oubre, left, diocesan director for the Apostleship of the Sea, marks Doreen Badeaux during an Ash Wednesday ceremony.

Members attend the Ash Wednesday ceremony in the Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center rejoiced in the blessings and beginning of Lent. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

Doreen Badeaux, a board member for the Apostleship of the Sea, reads scripture. 

Father Sinclair Oubre, diocesan director for the Apostleship of the Sea, prays during an Ash Wednesday ceremony.

Members who attended the Ash Wednesday ceremony in the Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center bow their heads to pray.

Father Sinclair Oubre, right, diocesan director for the Apostleship of the Sea, reads from the “Book of Blessing.”