Holy Week 2012

Tom Goslawski and Geoff Pautsch hold and wipe the cross while parishioners venerate at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Parish. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
On Good Friday, April 6, parishioners at St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., look at a cross on church grounds that was vandalized during Holy Week. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Parishioners portray the crowd in the Via Crucis. (Brian J. Morowczynski / Catholic New World)
Children and adults watch the Via Crucis pass by from their windows. (Brian J. Morowczynski / Catholic New World)
Members of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish re-enact a traditional Good Friday Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross procession weaving through the Little Village neighborhood on Chicago's south west side on April 6. Portraying Jesus Christ is Mario Ocampo. (Brian J. Morowczynski / Catholic New World)
Mario J. Tapia prays during the Good Friday service at Holy Name Cathedral April 6. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Fr. Freddy Washington, pastor of St. Ambrose Parish at 1012 East 47th. Street, washes the feet of parishioners on Holy Thursday. April, 5. The foot-washing ritual reflects the call to imitate Christ by serving one another. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Deacon Nam Vu of St. Ambrose Parish, 1012 East 47th St., washes the feet of parishioners on Holy Thursday, April, 5. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Candidates for baptism line up in the sanctuary at Holy Name Cathedral April 7. Cardinal George baptized them during the Easter Vigil Mass. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Greg Makowski who was riding with his 9-year-old daughter Diana in tow, joined young adults from Zeb's House at St. James Parish on Wabash in the tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday. They travelled to each site on their bikes. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Claire Barry from St. Linus, Clara Lynch from Whitney Young, and Maeve Lorimer and from Queen of Martyrs, joined teens from 15 area schools who participated in a Holy Thursday pilgrimage to various spots in the city on April 5. They made stops to pray, took turns carrying a cross and held vigil at stops including the Newman Chapel at UIC, Notre Dame de Chicago, Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine and St. Peters in the Loop. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)