Source: Catholic Diocese of Columbus, Communications Office
COLUMBUS – The Good Friday Walking Stations of the Cross, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Office for Social Concerns, will take place on Friday, April 2, 2010. It will process through downtown Columbus beginning with prayer at 8 a.m.at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 East Broad Street, and will conclude at the Cathedral around 11 a.m.
Following a four-mile route, participants (many of whom are Catholic youth) will walk throughout downtown Columbus to 14 specific locations where they will pray and reflect on the stations of Jesus’ suffering as He carried His cross to His crucifixion. Reflective prayer and meditations, linking the stations with issues of social concerns and prepared by parish youth ministry and school groups from around the diocese, will be recited at each station.
All are invited to attend.
The Stations along the walk route include:
1 – Faith Mission – Jesus is arrested and condemned to death –focus: Homelessness
2 – Topiary Garden in Old Deaf School Park – Jesus is made to carry his cross – focus: Caring for God’s Creation, Environmental Stewardship
3 – Grant Hospital – Jesus falls for the first time – focus: Illness and Disabilities
4 – Former abortion clinic – Jesus meets His Mother – focus: Abortion
5 – Nazareth Towers – Simon carries the cross – focus: The Elderly
6 – Holy Cross Church – Veronica wipes the face of Jesus – focus: Discrimination and Multiculturalism
7 – St. Lawrence Haven – Jesus falls for the second time – focus: Hunger
8 – Park across from Greyhound bus station – Women of Jerusalem weep – focus: Runaways; Refugees
9 – Franklin County Human Services – Jesus falls for the third time – focus: Poverty, Welfare
10 – Franklin County Courthouse – Jesus is stripped of his garments – focus: Justice
11 – NBC 4 Television Station– Jesus is nailed to the cross – focus: Media
12 – State Capitol Building – West – Jesus is raised on the cross and dies – focus: Death Penalty
13 – State Capitol Building – East – Jesus is taken from the cross – focus: Peace
14 – St. Joseph Cathedral – Jesus is laid in the tomb – focus: the Church