Holy Family parish in Hicksville took their faith to the streets on Tuesday, March 27, praying the Stations of the Cross along a two-mile route around the community. Members of the parish prayer group and youth ministry led the walk along with Father Gerard Gentleman, pastor, and Father Liam McDonald, associate pastor. Some parishioners stayed at the church where they prayed along with a live-stream of the procession, which stopped at parishioner’s homes, Catholic Charities’ office, and Holy Trinity Diocesan High School.
Photos by Ed Casey
Participants light candles at the start of the Stations of the Cross.
Father Liam McDonald, associate pastor at Holy Family, prepares to bless the cross before the procession.
Holy Trinity H.S. principal Kathleen Moran and a student are part of the procession.
A parishioner's home is a stop along the route.
Susan Lyke and son, Jack, join in the procession.
Participants stop to pray a station at the home of a parishioner.
Young man live-streams the walk for internet viewers and parishioners who were not able to join the walk but viewed it from inside the church.
Holy Family pastor, Father Gerard Gentleman
Laura A. Cassell, chief executive officer of Catholic Charities, reads the prayer in front of the Catholic Charities administrative building.
Praying a station in front of Marian grotto at Holy Trinity H.S.
Walkers stop to pray at the crucifix in front of Holy Trinity High School.
Participants walk along Newbridge Road past Holy Trinity H.S. fields returning to Holy Family parish.