Above, Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, executive director of Catholic Charities, joined Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in distributing ashes at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn. Below, Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, episcopal vicar for Brooklyn, distributes ashes at a Mass with diocesan employees at The Chancery office building in Park Slope. Lent began a 40-day time of penance and good works in preparation for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.