The tradition began in 2006 as a way to link the two churches in what would later become Holy Trinity Parish.
The tradition began in 2006 as a way to link the two churches in what would later become Holy Trinity Parish. (Nashoba Publishing/Mary Arata)

HARVARD - Worshipers made a spiritual pilgrimage for the Procession of the Cross from St. Theresa Church in Harvard to St. Francis Xavier Church in Bolton. The two churches, now united into Holy Trinity Parish, have participated in the Good Friday tradition since 2006.

Here, Kim McFarland and daughter Sage McFarland, both of Harvard, took the first leg, carrying a large wooden cross from St. Theresa Church on Still River Road into the center of town. Families took turns carrying the cross for quarter-mile intervals, stopping along the 5.4 mile route for prayer in anticipation of Easter Sunday.

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Kim McFarland and her sixth grade daughter, Sage McFarland   both of Harvard - carried a large wooden cross during Good Friday  Stations of the Cross
Kim McFarland and her sixth grade daughter, Sage McFarland both of Harvard - carried a large wooden cross during Good Friday Stations of the Cross devotion. During the procession, the cross, symbolic of the Cross on which Jesus was crucified, was carried between St. Theresa s Church on Still River Road in Harvard to St. Francis Xavier Church in Bolton. (Nashoba Publishing photo/Mary Arata)


The procession stopped at quarter mile intervals for prayer on the cross  5.4 mile journey to Bolton.
The procession stopped at quarter mile intervals for prayer on the cross 5.4 mile journey to Bolton. (Nashoba Publishing photo/Mary Arata)