Stations of the Cross

Schedule for Stations of the Cross

Weekly during Lent on Fridays at Noon & 6:00 pm

For Catholics throughout the world, the Stations of the Cross are synonymous with Lent, Holy Week, and Good Friday. This devotion commemorates 14 key events on the day of Christ's crucifixion. Most of the events concern His final walk through the streets of Jerusalem, carrying the Cross.

The Stations originated in medieval Europe when wars prevented Christian pilgrims from visiting the Holy Land. European artists created works depicting scenes of Christ's journey to Calvary. The faithful installed these sculptures or paintings at intervals along a procession route, inside the parish church or outdoors. Performing the devotion meant walking the entire route, stopping to pray at each "station."

Today, most Catholic churches display either images of the Stations or crosses representing each Station. They serve mainly as a focus for Lenten worship services.

Stations of the Cross services are held at Sacred Heart during the Lenten season. See the schedule above for dates and times.