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Father Josh Johnson, pastor at Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant, washes the feet of parishioners during the Holy Thursday Mass. Photo by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator  

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Father Johnson prays with Deacon Eliazar Salinas Jr. and two altar servers before the Eucharist during eucharistic adoration following the Holy Thursday Mass. Photo by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator  

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Parishioners from Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Gramercy, St. Joseph Church in Paulina and St. Michael the Archangel Church in Convent participated in a Good Friday walk along the levee on the Mississippi River. The walk began at Sacred Heart and finished at St. Joseph, about a three-mile trek.  Photo by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator 

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The Stations of the Cross hosted by St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge, Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Vincent de Paul Society, took the crowd to Arsenal Park near the state capitol before returning back to the cathedral.  Photo by Bonny Van | The Catholic Commentator  

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The faithful followed along a downtown route marking the Stations of the Cross. Photo by Bonny Van | The Catholic Commentator  

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Father Thomas Clark SJ, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Baton Rouge, lit the paschal candle from a bonfire to represent Christ bringing light and life to the world through his death and resurrection during the Easter Vigil Mass at Immaculate Conception on April 20. The church also welcomed five catechumens and candidates into the church during the Easter Vigil Mass.  Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator  

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After the paschal candle was lit, attendees lit each others candles as symbols of Christ’s light bearers to the world. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator