PHOTO GALLERY: Life-size Stations of the Cross at Resurrection Cemetery on Good Friday

The 12th station, “Jesus Dies on the Cross,” is pictured at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township on Good Friday, April 2. Every year since 1969, the cemetery has hosted the Good Friday devotion as a way to allow grieving loved ones to place their prayers upon the Savior’s cross. (Photos by Valaurian Waller | Detroit Catholic)

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Dozens of Catholics gathered on Good Friday, April 2, to participate in a Stations of the Cross devotion at Resurrection Cemetery.

Led by Fr. Michael Quaine, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Sterling Heights, the devotion has taken place at the cemetery since 1969. Resurrection Cemetery is part of the Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association, which operates several Catholic cemeteries in southeast Michigan.

Despite not being able to host the devotion in person last year, this year’s crowds were thankful for the chance to venerate Christ in the life-size sculptures, especially after a difficult year in which COVID-19 took loved ones and challenged faith. 

Photos by Valaurian Waller | Detroit Catholic