Photos: Way of the Cross

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Catholic faithful walk past the State Capitol grounds during the 19th annual Way of the Cross on Friday in Baton Rouge. The 14-station, 1.5 mile walk began and ended at St. Joseph Cathedral, with stops through Arsenal Park and the State Capitol steps.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Cathedral hosted their annual Way of the Cross downtown Good Friday. The procession started at St. Joseph Cathedral and travelled to 14-station stations throughout the State Capitol grounds. The procession ended at the steps of the Cathedral.

Photos: LSU Gymnastics

LSU's Rheaghan Courville during the awards ceremony in the NCAA Collegiate Gymnastics Championship individual event specialists finals, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (Photo/ Hal Yeager)

On the day after helping secure the best national team finish in program history, four members of the LSU gymnastics team returned to BJCC Arena on Sunday with an eye on individual honors.

Photos: Easter dining at St. Vincent de Paul

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Bishop Robert Muench, from the Diocese of Baton Rouge, visits with, left to right, Jalintin Sholes, 11, Kaybriel King, 8, Baren Sholes, 8 and Jimmy King, 7, during the Annual St. Vincent de Paul's Easter Sunday Lunch for the needy.

As people around the world gathered around a dinner table with family and friends Easter Sunday, the less fortunate in Baton Rouge gathered with each other to smile, eat and laugh at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for an Easter dinner following morning church services.

Photos: Great Egg Hunt

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --Baton Rouge's Kelsey Paige Brown, 20 months old, left, lets Kyliee Hinson, 2, of Central pet her bunny ears, after each filled their baskets at BREC's Lovett Road Park in Central during the fifth annual 'Great Egg Hunt' put on by Greenwell Springs' Journey Church Saturday. Theresa Hinson is behind her daughter. The event, also held at Parks and Recreation of Denham Springs' South Park, is the church's biggest outreach event, used to help share the Gospel. For kids 12 and younger, it was was free and open to the public, and food and fun games were also

The fifth annual ‘Great Egg Hunt’ was put on by Greenwell Springs’ Journey Church on Saturday. The event, also held at Parks and Recreation of Denham Springs’ South Park, is the church’s biggest outreach event, used to help share the Gospel. For kids 12 and younger, it was was free and open to the public, and food and fun games were also offered. About 100,000 candy-filled Easter eggs were scattered at the the parks in Central and Denham Springs, and organizers expected 3,000 to 4,000 people at each park.

Photos: Way of the Cross

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Catholic faithful walk past the State Capitol grounds during the 19th annual Way of the Cross on Friday in Baton Rouge. The 14-station, 1.5 mile walk began and ended at St. Joseph Cathedral, with stops through Arsenal Park and the State Capitol steps.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Cathedral hosted their annual Way of the Cross downtown Good Friday. The procession started at St. Joseph Cathedral and travelled to 14-station stations throughout the State Capitol grounds. The procession ended at the steps of the Cathedral.

Photos: NCAA Gymnastics Championship

LSU's Sydney Ewing is congratulated by teammates after she competes on the beam during the semifinals of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (Special to The Advocate/Hal Yeager)

LSU travelled to Birmingham, Ala to compete in the 2014 NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastic Championship. LSU is one of twelve teams to compete in the national championship bracket.

Photos: BRAVE forum on violence

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Audience member Alean Thomas, standing, left, asks a question about the investigation of the murder of her son, Demarcus Thomas, 19, who was found shot to death in January of 2013 in the driveway of her Washington Avenue home, at Thursday's forum entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the  Capitol High School library. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.

The panel discussion, put on by the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project, aimed to educate teens about the consequences of violent crime while also serving as a forum for the students to ask BRAVE officials about their efforts to reduce youth violence in the capital city region.

Photos: K-9 field trials

Advocate Staff Photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Lyle Andre's K-9 Ranger flips criminal decoy Cpl. Jesse Barcelona in an apprehension during the United States Police Canine Association's 2014 Region 10 Field Trials on Thursday in Baton Rouge at LSU's South Campus. The three-day trials showcased agility, obedience, detection and criminal apprehension skills that were also judged so that the dogs may be re-certified for daily duty.

The United States Police Canine Association’s 2014 Region 10 Field Trials are being held in Baton Rouge at LSU’s South Campus. The trials showcased agility, obedience, detection and criminal apprehension skills that were also judged so that the dogs may be re-certified for daily duty. The three-day trial concluded Thursday.

Photos: Getting a fresh look

Advocate staff photo by Andrea Mabry -- Kentrell Veal, far left, and Natasha Howard from the Vanguard School of Cosmetology give Deville Gordon, a maintenance worker at the New Orleans Mission, a haircut on April 16, 2014. Gordon says he was laid off in March and has been living at the Mission so he won't have to sleep under the bridge anymore. The New Orleans Mission encourages its residents to renew their lives and become contributing citizens of the community, so students donate their time to give hair cuts, which the Mission says are

Residents of the New Orleans Mission received haircuts Tuesday. The mission, which works with homeless people, encourages its residents to renew their lives and become contributing citizens of the community, so students donate their time to give haircuts, which the mission says are “a small yet vital need.”

Photos: Artmaina

Advocate photo by Lee Celano - Blacksmiths (LtoR) Sam Riehl, Boyd Vincent and Richard DeLaHoussaye  give a demonstration during the Artmania fundraising event April 12, 2014 at the Horse Farm in Lafayette.

Blacksmiths and crafts demonstrations at Artmania held at the Horse Farm on Johnston Street.

Photos: CASA volunteer picnic

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- CASA volunteers Lucy Davenport, standing center, and Candace Cedotal, right, help kids with craft gifts to be given to other volunteers on Saturday. Davenport's daughters Alex, left, and Elizabeth, standing in background, also assisted with the events on Saturday at Anna T. Jordan park.

Capital Area CASA is having a picnic Saturday to honor its volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Mayer told me they are expecting between 175-200 volunteers, CASA board members, CASA staff and children they help. There will be face painting, a magician, carnival games and other events

Photos: LSU Pro Day

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNONNew Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis, left, speaks with Saints coach Sean Payton during LSU's pro day last week.

LSU football player go through a regiment of athletic drills for NFL talent scouts and coaches.