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BC High students observe Good Friday with annual walk

Posted by Patrick Rosso  April 6, 2012 01:25 PM

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(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2012)

In Video: Students marching along Dorchester Avenue to the Blessed Mother Teresa Parish on Columbia Road.

More than 350 students, teachers, and alumni of Boston College High School observed Good Friday with the school’s 22nd annual Good Friday Walk. The procession wound its way from the school's Morrissey Boulevard campus through Dorchester and South Boston and visited seven local parishes for services and readings of the Stations of the Cross.

“We’ve been doing it for a couple of dozen years now, and it’s a good way to connect our students with the neighborhoods,” said Arthur Bradley, one of the walk’s organizers and a science teacher at BC High. “A lot of our students don’t know these areas first- hand.”

While the day centered on the remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, many students were excited to take a journey through neighborhoods they might be unfamiliar with and meet the residents and parishioners who live there.

“My mother grew up in Dorchester and so did my older brothers, so it’s cool to see where they grew up,” said Denis Glinski, a BC High junior and Milton resident. “It’s nice to see where my family came from.”

The visit to the neighborhoods was a highlight for many of the students, but the spirituality of the day and the importance of the message was not lost on Glinski.

“It’s always a good time,” said Glinski as he stood with other students outside Our Lady of Czestochowa in South Boston. “I feel a sense of closeness with God and my friends, it kind of does everything. It brings you together spiritually and mentally.”

In addition to Our Lady of Czestochowa and Blessed Mother Teresa Parish, Friday’s walk visited St. Christopher's, St. Monica's, St. Mary's, St. Peter's Church, and St. Ambrose Church.

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(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2012)


Students, faculty and alumni of BC High observing the Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Czestochowa in South Boston.


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