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Carrying the cross
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Rita Koster, left, and Randy Symanitz discuss the Lenten crosses project they organized for St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Parishioners are encouraged to take the paper crosses off the wooden cross, erected in the entrance of St. Victor Catholic Church. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - A local Catholic church has found a creative way to help its congregation honor the reflective time of Lent and follow Jesus' command to his disciples to "take up their cross daily and follow me."