Dozens of Tucsonans are expected to make the 40th annual Procession of Holy Friday up “A” Mountain this week.
The public event commemorates Jesus’ walk to his death by crucifixion on Mount Calvary nearly 2,000 years ago.
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson will lead the procession as participants carry a 16-foot cross and pray the Stations of the Cross, which mark Jesus’ final hours.
Participants will gather at 3 p.m. Friday in the parking lot at the base of the mountain for the procession, slated to begin at 5.
The cross will remain on the mountain until an Easter sunrise Mass is celebrated at 6:15 a.m. Sunday.
Tucsonan David Herrera started Los Dorados/Orphan League, which conducts the procession, 40 years ago to connect barrio families to their faith.