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Holy Week 2019

By Karen Callaway | Photo editor
April 24, 2019

Holy Week 2019

Catholics across the Archdicoese of Chicago participated in a variety of liturgies and devotions between Palm Sunday and the Easter Vigil.
Father Manuel Dorantes, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, 2745 W 44th St, Chicago, blesses palms held by parishioners before the entrance procession during Mass on April 14, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Parishioners hold palms during Palm Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Parish, 2745 W. 44th St., on April 14, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A mother helps her daughter understand the Passion Narrative during Palm Sunday Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Dorantes proclaims the Gospel from the sanctuary. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Priests from the Archdiocese of Chicago join Cardinal Cupich in renewing their ordination promises during the Chrism Mass at St. John Brebeuf Parish in Niles on April 16, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Ton Thai Nguyen, a seminarian at Mundelein who will be ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago this May, carries up the oil of Catechumens. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich blesses the oil of Catechumens during the Chrism Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Ryan McMillian, a seminarian at Mundelein who will be ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago, this May presents the oil of Sacred Chrism. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Current and retired bishops for the archdiocese flank the cardinal during the blessing of oils. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Members of the choir sing during Mass of the Lord's Supper at St. Benedict the African Parish, 340 W. 66th St., on Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Members of the congregation make their way through the font waters before having their feet washed. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Norbertine Father Gerard Jordan washes the feet of choir member Saundra Walker. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Norbertine Father Gerard Jordan carries the monstrance through the waters of the baptismal font for adoration following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Jordan bows before the Eucharist as parishioners watch from around the baptismal font. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Parishioners from St. Gall Parish, 5511 S. Sawyer Ave., process in the neighborhood surrounding their parish during a Via Crucis on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. Stations of the Cross, also known as Way of Sorrows or Via Crucis, reenact Jesus’ passion and death. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Simon, portrayed by Daniel Rivera, carries the cross for Jesus, portrayed by Juan Carlos Gonzalez, during the Via Crucis. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Parishioners from St. Gall Parish make their way through the neighborhood streets. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Parishioners from St. Gall Parish make their way through the neighborhood streets. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Actors reenact the scene when Jesus (played by Jose Esparza) is condemned to death during a Via Crucis at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, 6200 S. Lawndale Ave., on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Jesus is led through the streets during the Via Crucis. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Mary leads parishioners during the Via Crucis. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The crucifixion during the Via Crucis. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Parishioners depicting Mary and John reenact the scene of Jesus' death during the Via Crucis. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Elizabeth DelReal holds tightly onto her Easter baskets while making a dash for eggs during the annual egg hunt at St. Ann's Parish in Lansing on April 20, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Elena Arteaga examines an egg before placing it in her basket during (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Children touch the side of a statue of Jesus in a display at St. William Church, 2600 N. Sayre Ave, on April 20, 2019. (Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic)
After having their Easter baskets blessed, parishioners at St. William take time in prayer before the Eucharist. (Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic)
Father Ryszard Gron, pastor of St. William Parish, blesses baskets of food brought by parishioners. (Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic)
Those waiting to become full members of the church watch as Cardinal Cupich lights a fire outside Holy Name Cathedral during the Easter Vigil on April 20. The grand liturgy begins in darkness and continues with the lighting of a new fire and paschal candle. Easter, the feast of the Resurrection, is April 21 in the Latin-rite church this year. People from Holy Name Cathedral Parish became full members of the Catholic Church during the celebration by receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, as part of the RCIA process. On this night, hundreds of adults were baptized and received into the Catholic Church, and hundreds more will complete their initiation by being confirmed and receiving the Eucharist during Easter Vigil services throughout the Archdiocese. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich lights a fire outside Holy Name Cathedral. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich lights a fire outside Holy Name Cathedral. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Parishioners light each other’s candles during the Easter Vigil. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich blesses the water before administering the Sacrament of Baptism. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich places the Easter Candle in the baptismal font during the Easter Vigil. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich baptizes Michael Sherlock during the Easter Vigil. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Catholics across the Archdicoese of Chicago participated in a variety of liturgies and devotions between Palm Sunday and the Easter Vigil.

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