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Associate pastor Father Ramses Mendieta and parishioners at St. Raphael Church in Springdale, holding palm branches, process around the church before Mass on Palm Sunday March 25 and reenact Jesus entering Jerusalem. (Travis McAfee photo) Deacons Keith Higginbotham (left) and Joseph de Orbegozo, who will be ordained priests this spring, present the oil for the sacred chrism, used in sacraments of Initiation and holy orders, during the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock March 26. Oils for the sick and catechumens that will be used throughout the year were also blessed. (Aprille Hanson photo) Pastor Father Jason Tyler washes the feet of parishioners of St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville on Holy Thursday in imitation of Jesus. (Travis McAfee photo) Father Francis Damoah, SVD, pastor of St. Bartholomew Church in Little Rock, washes the feet of parishioner Bridget Kanu, with help from altar server Jayden Smith on Holy Thursday, March 29. (Aprille Hanson photo) Carmen Sanchez Moreno as Mary and Armando Perez as John watch Jesus, played by Samuel Brown, die on the cross during the Live Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Benton March 30. The parish called it a “spiritual pilgrimage of prayer.” (Dwain Hebda photo) A guard, portrayed by Rigoberto Hernandez, whips Jesus, portrayed by Jesus Martinez, as he carries his cross during the Live Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers. Hispanic parishioners organized the annual event with realistic costumes and props. (Paul Dufford photo) Father Norbert Rappold, pastor of St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Mountain Home, blesses new Catholics as they bring up the gifts during Easter Vigil Mass March 31. They are (from left) Al Moore, Lauren Flowers, Lois Runkle and Patricia Biltoft; Lily Pemberton, 6 (left) and Alli Pemberton, 4. (Aprille Hanson photo) On Holy Saturday March 31 Msgr. David LeSieur, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers, baptizes Antonio Mendoza Jr. as altar server Larry Grelle (left) and Deacon Ronnie Hoyt and altar server Sahara Sanchez (right) watch. (Paul Dufford photo) Altar servers hold candles as they enter the darkened church at 8 p.m. Holy Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Tontitown. The Mass begins with the lighting of the new Paschal candle and then lighting candles of parishioners. (Travis McAfee photo)

Holy Week 2018: parishes celebrate Easter Triduum

Published: April 5, 2018      

The tableau near the altar at St. Mary Church in Hot Springs for Easter April 1 includes an empty tomb, a white cloth, flowers, holy water, a lamb and cross.
Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and continues with a week of devotions, Masses and special events. The week concludes with Easter Sunday's celebration marking the resurrection of Christ.

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