Stations of the Cross
St. Patrick's Church | Friday's 12:10PM and 7:00PM
The Stations of the Cross are a venerable and ancient prayer that originated in Jerusalem and was called the Via Dolorosa or the Way of Sorrow.
By the time of the Middle Ages when pilgrimages to Jerusalem were no longer possible, the Franciscans took it upon themselves, and were later appointed by the Pope, to foster this religious practice in Europe. The fourteen stations marking the Passion of Jesus as we know it today developed.
When we pray the Stations of the Christ, we remember the work of Jesus and how he brought to us the new Exodus and the New Covenant of his Body and Blood.
In an effort to make this prayer more meaningful, efforts are being made to experience the Stations in different formats. The noon time Stations will be what we call the Traditional Stations that many of us have known from childhood. To reach out to the younger members of our parish, alternate formats will be offered for the Friday evening Stations.
The Liturgy Committee hopes that the diverse range of perspectives that may be found in these Stations will reach out to the diversity of our Parish Family and bring this most sacred and central Christian mystery closer to all of us.
St. Patrick Church
86 Cooper St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096