It was a solemn, prayer-filled Holy Week in the Archdiocese of Vancouver this year. Here is a glimpse into what some local Catholics participated in to prepare for Easter.

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Priests are seen walking out of Holy Rosary Cathedral April 17 after the Chrism Mass. Archbishop Miller blessed them and thanked all priests, deacons, and seminarians for their service to God. (Angelo Siglos photo)

Father Tien Tran gets some help to wash the feet of the faithful at St. Matthew's on Holy Thursday, April 18. (Matthew Furtado photo)

Archbishop Miller washes the feet of altar servers at Holy Rosary Cathedral April 18. (Angelo Siglos photo)

Youngsters at St. Joseph's School in Vancouver created their own handmade Stations of the Cross April 17. (Deirdre O'Callaghan photo)

Bishop Monroe leads a reflection during a Lenten retreat for 85 parish ministry leaders at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre. (Photo submitted)

Parishioners at St. Edmund's took turns carrying a wooden cross around their neighbourhood on their backs this Good Friday. (Photo submitted)

Altar servers lead the way for a Good Friday procession in West Vancouver April 19.