Palms ablaze

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Ranger Guide Kelly Dobson recently instructed boys in his Rangers group at St. Veronica Church in Chantilly how to dispose of blessed palms as part of a service project. The ashes from the palms will be used next year during St. Veronica's Ash Wednesday Mass.

The Rangers respectfully placed folded palms in the fire Monday night. Because palms are blessed, they are considered sacramentals and must be returned to nature after use either through burial or burning. The service project also covered best practices for maintaining a cooking fire and fire safety.

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