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Nota Bene May 3, 2019

Good Friday procession takes to the streets in West Vancouver

By B.C. Catholic Staff

Altar servers lead the way for a Good Friday procession in West Vancouver April 19. (Jose Velasco photos / Special to The B.C. Catholic)

As many as 250 people from Guardian Angels Parish and nearby faith communities gathered Good Friday to walk from Second Beach (at Stanley Park) to Guardian Angels Church on 1611 Broughton Street.

Along the way, the faithful sang, read from Scripture, prayed at 14 stations, and took turns carrying a large wooden cross.

"This event, held on Good Friday each year, commemorates the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ," said Father Steny Mascarenhas, OCD. "It's wonderful to see the sense of unity and giving witness to the faith that we profess. I am sure that binds us together."

The event was organized by Father Mascarenhas, Guardian Angels pastor, as well as members of the Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary, and Bukas Loob Sa Diyos groups.

"May the stones of our lives roll back, and we may rise in Christ," said Father Mascarenhas. "Jesus is the Master; Jesus is the Tomb Blaster; Jesus rose faster, and I wish you Happy Easter."

See photos from other Holy Week events around the archdiocese here.

Pastor Father Steny Mascarenhas, OCD, is seen carrying the large cross.