Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, was observed by Christians around the world. Watch video highlights of the service at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, Ohio. During the service, the faithful receive a mark of ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads to remind them of their mortality. Celebrants at the service at St. Joseph, one of the largest parishes in the diocese, were the Rev. Keith Stripe, pastor, and the Rev. Kishore Kottana, associate pastor.