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"Jesus meets his Mother" during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  "Jesus meets his Mother" during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
A standing-room-only crowd watches as the Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan performed the Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
  A standing-room-only crowd watches as the Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan performed the Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
The parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan held a Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
  The parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan held a Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
21 year old Andres Colon plays the roll of Jesus and 30 year old Elizabeth Rivera plays the roll of Mary, both of Waukegan, as the parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan held a Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
  21 year old Andres Colon plays the roll of Jesus and 30 year old Elizabeth Rivera plays the roll of Mary, both of Waukegan, as the parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan held a Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
The parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan pray during a performance of the Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
  The parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan pray during a performance of the Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
A standing-room-only crowd watches as the Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan performed the Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
  A standing-room-only crowd watches as the Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan performed the Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
21 year old Andres Colon plays the roll of Jesus and 30 year old Elizabeth Rivera plays the roll of Mary, both of Waukegan, as the parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan held a Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
  21 year old Andres Colon plays the roll of Jesus and 30 year old Elizabeth Rivera plays the roll of Mary, both of Waukegan, as the parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan held a Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
21 year old Andres Colon plays the roll of Jesus and 30 year old Elizabeth Rivera plays the roll of Mary, both of Waukegan, as the parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan held a Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
  21 year old Andres Colon plays the roll of Jesus and 30 year old Elizabeth Rivera plays the roll of Mary, both of Waukegan, as the parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan held a Living Stations of the Cross for Good Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Jesus is whipped as he carries his cross during a Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  Jesus is whipped as he carries his cross during a Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus, played by Omar Parma, carries his cross during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  Jesus, played by Omar Parma, carries his cross during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus, played by Omar Parma, is lowered from the cross outside San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights following a Good Friday procession.
  Jesus, played by Omar Parma, is lowered from the cross outside San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights following a Good Friday procession.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Rev. Andrew Unger, left, Kevin Gimre, center, and Fr. Martin Johnson, right, lead worshippers at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton in the stations of the cross service Good Friday afternoon.
  Rev. Andrew Unger, left, Kevin Gimre, center, and Fr. Martin Johnson, right, lead worshippers at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton in the stations of the cross service Good Friday afternoon.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
Worshippers at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton, including Aaron Escareno, center, participate in the stations of the cross service Good Friday afternoon.
  Worshippers at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton, including Aaron Escareno, center, participate in the stations of the cross service Good Friday afternoon.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
Rev. Andrew Unger reads a prayer in front of one of the stations of the cross, Christ on the Cross at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton Good Friday afternoon.
  Rev. Andrew Unger reads a prayer in front of one of the stations of the cross, Christ on the Cross at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton Good Friday afternoon.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
Jesus calls out to the Father during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  Jesus calls out to the Father during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Pontius Pilate, played by Ciro Torres, condemns Jesus, played by Omar Parma, during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  Pontius Pilate, played by Ciro Torres, condemns Jesus, played by Omar Parma, during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Soldiers mock Jesus as they tell him to come down from the cross during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  Soldiers mock Jesus as they tell him to come down from the cross during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
The Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego passes under Route 53 in Arlington Heights.
  The Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego passes under Route 53 in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus is raised on the cross outside Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  Jesus is raised on the cross outside Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Soldiers flogg Jesus before the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  Soldiers flogg Jesus before the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
A woman playing one of Jesus' followers weeps during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  A woman playing one of Jesus' followers weeps during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
A child playing the part of one of Jesus' followers tries to stay warm and dry during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
  A child playing the part of one of Jesus' followers tries to stay warm and dry during the Good Friday procession from St. Thomas Church to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Lynne Casey of St. Charles shields the eyes of her granddaughter Natalie Strong, 9, of South Elgin so she won't see Easter eggs hidden in the hallway at Baker United Methodist Church's indoor egg hunt in St. Charles on Good Friday, April 22. A family worship service was followed by lunch and an egg hunt for the kids.
  Lynne Casey of St. Charles shields the eyes of her granddaughter Natalie Strong, 9, of South Elgin so she won't see Easter eggs hidden in the hallway at Baker United Methodist Church's indoor egg hunt in St. Charles on Good Friday, April 22. A family worship service was followed by lunch and an egg hunt for the kids.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Charlie Fredrickson, 3, of St. Charles dances in the aisle at Baker United Methodist Church in St. Charles while singing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" at the close of a Good Friday Family Worship service on April 22. The service used the Tomie DePaoloa children's book, "Now One Foot, Now the Other" to help children make sense of the Easter story.
  Charlie Fredrickson, 3, of St. Charles dances in the aisle at Baker United Methodist Church in St. Charles while singing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" at the close of a Good Friday Family Worship service on April 22. The service used the Tomie DePaoloa children's book, "Now One Foot, Now the Other" to help children make sense of the Easter story.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Robert Powell of St. Charles and his daughter, Genevieve, 6, listen to Tomie DePaoloa children's book, "Now One Foot, Now the Other" read aloud in a Good Friday Family Worship service at Baker United Methodist to help children make sense of the Easter story on Friday, April 22.
  Robert Powell of St. Charles and his daughter, Genevieve, 6, listen to Tomie DePaoloa children's book, "Now One Foot, Now the Other" read aloud in a Good Friday Family Worship service at Baker United Methodist to help children make sense of the Easter story on Friday, April 22.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Parishioners carry the cross Eastward along Division during St. Joseph's Passion Walk Good Friday, April 22, 2011 in Elgin.
  Parishioners carry the cross Eastward along Division during St. Joseph's Passion Walk Good Friday, April 22, 2011 in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Reinaldo Sanchez of Elgin (front center) and others carry the cross Eastward along Division during St. Joseph's Passion Walk Good Friday, April 22, 2011 in Elgin.
  Reinaldo Sanchez of Elgin (front center) and others carry the cross Eastward along Division during St. Joseph's Passion Walk Good Friday, April 22, 2011 in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Members of The St. Alexander's Youth present "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday. Raphael Garcia, who plays Jesus, is taken down from the cross.
  Members of The St. Alexander's Youth present "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday. Raphael Garcia, who plays Jesus, is taken down from the cross.
Daniel White dwhite@dailyherald.com
The St. Alexander's Youth presents "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday.
  The St. Alexander's Youth presents "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday.
Daniel White dwhite@dailyherald.com
The St. Alexander's Youth presents "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday. After Jesus is taken down from the cross, Mother Mary, played by Amy Trapani holds Jesus, played by Raphael Garcia.
  The St. Alexander's Youth presents "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday. After Jesus is taken down from the cross, Mother Mary, played by Amy Trapani holds Jesus, played by Raphael Garcia.
Daniel White dwhite@dailyherald.com
The St. Alexander's Youth presents "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday. At left Mother Mary, played by Amy Trapani is consoled as Jesus, played by Raphael Garcia, will soon rise from the dead.
  The St. Alexander's Youth presents "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday. At left Mother Mary, played by Amy Trapani is consoled as Jesus, played by Raphael Garcia, will soon rise from the dead.
Daniel White dwhite@dailyherald.com
The St. Alexander's Youth presents "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday. Mother Mary, played by Amy Trapani makes her way to see Jesus.
  The St. Alexander's Youth presents "The Passion Of Jesus Christ" on Good Friday. Mother Mary, played by Amy Trapani makes her way to see Jesus.
Daniel White dwhite@dailyherald.com