What a difference 24 hours can make.
All the revelry during Carnival culminates on Mardi Gras. The feasting, drinking, dancing and celebrating peaks on Tuesday followed by a solemn Ash Wednesday with the start of the Lenten season.
Observation of Lent lasts for about six weeks until Easter Sunday. During that time believers give up a luxury as a form of penance or fast from meat. Seafood becomes a much sought after food with many churches around the metro area holding fish-fry Fridays.
On Wednesday (March 1), St. Joseph Abbey in Covington held an evening service led by Abbot Justin Brown.