The Way of the Cross

Our parish makes the Way of the Cross together on Lenten Fridays at 6 pm in the church. You are welcome to join us:
Friday, Feb.16th, led by Catholic Youth Organization.
Friday, Feb. 23rd, led by Christian Initiation Group.
Friday, March 2nd, led by Society of Saint Vincent dePaul conference.
Friday, March 9th, led by Saint Mary School.
Friday, March 16th, led by Council of Catholic Women chapter.
Friday, March 23rd, led by Knights of Columbus council.

The Via Crucis (“Way of the Cross”) is a journey made in the Holy Spirit, that divine fire which burned in the heart of Jesus (cf. Lk 12, 49-50) and brought him to Calvary. This is a journey well esteemed by the Church since it has retained a living memory of the words and gestures of the final earthly days of her Spouse and Lord. In the Via Crucis, various strands of Christian piety coalesce: the idea of life being a journey or pilgrimage; as a passage from earthly exile to our true home in Heaven; the deep desire to be conformed to the Passion of Christ; the demands of following Christ, which imply that his disciples must follow behind the Master, daily carrying their own crosses (cf Lk 9, 23). The Via Crucis is a particularly apt pious exercise for Lent. The Via Crucis in which hymns, silence, procession and reflective pauses are wisely integrated in a balanced manner, contribute significantly to obtaining the spiritual fruits of the pious exercise. (See the “Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy”, 131-135).