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Date(s) - 03/08/2019 - 04/19/2019
12:00 am

St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church


40 days of preparation leading up to Easter Weekend we will be having the devotion, Stations of the Cross, every Friday, beginning on Friday, March 8, 15, 22, 29 &  through April 5 & 19 at  English at 7:00 p.m. and in Spanish at 8:00 p.m.  The devotion of the Stations of the Cross is also done each Wednesday during Lent at our Mission Church 9:00 a.m.





A Catholic Devotion: Praying the Stations of the Cross

The Way of the Cross is a popular Catholic devotion. All Catholic parishes have depictions of Christ’s Passion and death called the Stations of the Cross. Often on Friday evenings during Lent, you can find a parish that’s open with Catholics meditating and saying prayers in unison before each of the 14 stations:

  1.  Jesus is condemned to death (Luke 23:24)
  2. Jesus takes up his cross (John 19:17) 
  3. Jesus falls the first time (By inference from stations 2 and 5)
  4. Jesus meets his sorrowful mother (By inference from John 19:25–27)
  5. Simon of Cyrene helps carry the cross (Matthew 27:32)
  6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus (Not recorded in Scripture)
  7. Jesus falls a second time (Not recorded in Scripture)
  8. Jesus meets the holy women of Jerusalem (Luke 23:27–31)
  9. Jesus falls the third time (Not recorded in Scripture)
  10. Jesus is stripped of his garments (John 19:23)
  11. Jesus is nailed to the cross (Mark 15:24)
  12. Jesus dies on the cross (Mark 15:37)
  13. His body is taken down and laid in the arms of his mother (Luke 23:53)
  14. His body is placed in the tomb (Matthew 27:60)