Youth join bishop to pray and enact Stations of the Cross outdoors on Good Friday 2021

On Good Friday evening, Eli and Nathan Bzdel, Bishop Mark Hagemoen, Jack, Paulina and Antony Salisbury (l-r) prayed the Stations of the Cross underneath the large crucifix placed on the grounds of the cathedral in Saskatoon during Holy Week. (Photos by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

Underneath the large crucifix raised this week on the grounds of Holy Family Cathedral in Saskatoon, youth from two families joined Bishop Mark Hagemoen to pray the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday evening.

Nathan Bzdel joined the bishop as narrator, while his brother Eli and father Shaun sang refrains between the 14 stations.

Beneath the large crucifix, Antony Salisbury as Jesus, and his siblings Paulina and Jack as other characters in the story of the Passion, created living tableaus depicting each station.

Technical problems prevented the live-streaming of the event, but a small number attended the Good Friday prayer in-person. (View a slide show of images and/or the full video, below).

Slide show:


Music: “Were you there” (public domain) was recorded earlier at the Holy Family Cathedral 3 pm Good Friday solemn liturgy.

Video of outdoor Stations of the Cross:

Gallery of photos: