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Images: Good Friday observances in the suburbs

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Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, hangs on the cross during the live Way of the Cross procession at Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, hangs on the cross during the live Way of the Cross procession at Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus meets his mother during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus meets his mother during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, carries his cross during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, carries his cross during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Father Claudio Diaz Jr., pastor of Mission San Juan Diego, and Father Carlos Monzalve, resident at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, lead the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Father Claudio Diaz Jr., pastor of Mission San Juan Diego, and Father Carlos Monzalve, resident at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, lead the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Carmen Mendez of Palatine prays during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Carmen Mendez of Palatine prays during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, is condemned by Pontius Pilate, played by Ciro Torres during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, is condemned by Pontius Pilate, played by Ciro Torres during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, carries his cross during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, carries his cross during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, carries his cross during the Line of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, carries his cross during the Line of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Followers of Jesus weep during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Followers of Jesus weep during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, is raised on the cross outside Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, is raised on the cross outside Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, suffers on the cross at Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus, played by Martin Carrera, suffers on the cross at Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jesus is at center during the live Way of the Cross at Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Jesus is at center during the live Way of the Cross at Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Maria Rivera of Palatine, right, watches the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Maria Rivera of Palatine, right, watches the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Stefan Smolak, 4, of Palatine, rests on the shoulders of his grandfather George Smolak of Arlington Heights as George takes a picture during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
  Stefan Smolak, 4, of Palatine, rests on the shoulders of his grandfather George Smolak of Arlington Heights as George takes a picture during the live Way of the Cross procession between St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine and Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights on Good Friday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Brendan McArdle of Villa Park carries the cross, left, with the help of Ethan Wallace, 14, right, for St. Alexander Church's annual Good Friday Walk in Villa Park on Friday. McArdle has been carrying the cross for the last 15 years. "I enjoy it so much, I'd like to keep doing it for many more years to come", he said. This is the 20th year of the walk. Parishoners walked to twelve different stations for readings. "It's all about peace and social justice in the modern world", said organizer Diane D'Emico.
  Brendan McArdle of Villa Park carries the cross, left, with the help of Ethan Wallace, 14, right, for St. Alexander Church's annual Good Friday Walk in Villa Park on Friday. McArdle has been carrying the cross for the last 15 years. "I enjoy it so much, I'd like to keep doing it for many more years to come", he said. This is the 20th year of the walk. Parishoners walked to twelve different stations for readings. "It's all about peace and social justice in the modern world", said organizer Diane D'Emico.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Most Blessed Trinity Parish held their dramatic Via Crucis, also known as Stations of the Cross, Friday afternoon in Waukegan.
  Most Blessed Trinity Parish held their dramatic Via Crucis, also known as Stations of the Cross, Friday afternoon in Waukegan.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Rivera plays the roll of Mary and Andres Colon plays the roll of Jesus, both of Waukegan, as Most Blessed Trinity Parish held their dramatic Via Crucis Friday afternoon in Waukegan.
  Elizabeth Rivera plays the roll of Mary and Andres Colon plays the roll of Jesus, both of Waukegan, as Most Blessed Trinity Parish held their dramatic Via Crucis Friday afternoon in Waukegan.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
About 2000 people showed up to witness the dramatic Via Crucis at Most Blessed Trinity Parish Friday afternoon in Waukegan.
  About 2000 people showed up to witness the dramatic Via Crucis at Most Blessed Trinity Parish Friday afternoon in Waukegan.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Twenty-two-year-old Andres Colon of Waukegn plays the roll of Jesus as he is whipped by Roman soldiers during the dramatic Via Crucis at Most Blessed Trinity Parish Friday afternoon in Waukegan.
  Twenty-two-year-old Andres Colon of Waukegn plays the roll of Jesus as he is whipped by Roman soldiers during the dramatic Via Crucis at Most Blessed Trinity Parish Friday afternoon in Waukegan.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Hundreds crowded the streets during St. Joseph's Annual passion march in Elgin.
  Hundreds crowded the streets during St. Joseph's Annual passion march in Elgin.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
Hundreds crowded the streets during St. Joseph's Annual passion march along Division Street in Elgin.
  Hundreds crowded the streets during St. Joseph's Annual passion march along Division Street in Elgin.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
Hundreds crowded the streets during St. Joseph's Annual passion march along Division Street in Elgin.
  Hundreds crowded the streets during St. Joseph's Annual passion march along Division Street in Elgin.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
The cross travels back to St. Joseph Church during the Annual passion march in Elgin.
  The cross travels back to St. Joseph Church during the Annual passion march in Elgin.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
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