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Pilsen’s Annual Via Crucis Returns Next Week

The 42nd Annual the Living Way of the Cross will reenact several scenes of Jesus Christ final days along a procession route that begins at Providence of God at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 19.

A previous Via Crucis.
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PILSEN — To celebrate a longstanding tradition, hundreds of Catholics are expected to gather along 18th Street for Good Friday in Pilsen next week.

The 42nd Annual the Living Way of the Cross will reenact several scenes of Jesus Christ’s final days along a procession route that begins at Providence of God, 717 W. 18th St., at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 19.

The Pilsen Via Crucis procession will head westbound on 18th Street before arriving at Harrison Park, where organizers will reenact Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.

The procession will then head to St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 1650 W. 17th St., for a final prayer ahead of Easter Sunday.

At 3 p.m., a celebration of the Last Seven Words will be held at Providence of God, followed by Holy Friday Liturgy at St. Procopius Catholic Church, 1641 S Allport St. at 7 p.m.

Pilsen’s Via Crucis has been held since 1977.

Credit: Stephanie Lulay/ DNAinfo
Credit: Stephanie Lulay/ DNAinfo
Credit: Stephanie Lulay/ DNAinfo