Parishioners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst prepared for the beginning of lent with a Mardi Gras celebration on February 9th billed as “Holy Hour to Happy Hour to Holy Hour.” More that 100 people participated in the evening which included a prayer service, a covered dish supper, fun and games and the burning of old palm branches to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday services. ┬áSee below for a slideshow of photos by Gregory A. Shemitz.