Join us for the annual Good Friday (at home) Stations of the Cross
Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus

I nformation and Response NETWORK 
Join us for our annual

Videos narrated by the Diocesan Youth Council

Since 1996 we have sponsored the annual Good Friday Walking Stations of the Cross in downtown Columbus involving hundreds of participants from around the diocese. Although the actual gathering is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new video and printed reflections for use by parishes and families are now posted on the diocesan website. 

Many facets of faith and justice will be the focus as participants remember our Lord’s Passion as well as reflect on current issues of social concerns.

The Way of the Cross & Issues

Station 1: Jesus is arrested and condemned to death – homelessness

Station 2: Jesus is made to carry his cross -- care for God's creation

Station 3: Jesus falls for the first time – gun violence

Station 4: Jesus meets His Mother – abortion

Station 5: Simon carries the cross – elderly and persons with disabilities

Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus – racism and multicultural discrimination discrimination

Station 7: Jesus falls for the second time – hunger and poverty

Station 8: Women of Jerusalem weep – runaways, refugees, and human trafficking

Station 9: Jesus falls for the third time – economic responsibility and unemployment

Station 10: Jesus is stripped of his garments – restorative justice

Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross – mental health and substance abuse

Station 12: Jesus is raised on the cross and dies – death penalty

Station 13: Jesus is taken from the cross – peace built on right relationships

Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb - the Church during social distancing

We encourage the faithful to pray at home on Good Friday and use the reflections developed by various parish youth groups.  A supplemental listing of Catholic teachings and resources is also provided on our website.

Sponsored by:
Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus

Our sincere thanks to the Diocesan Youth Council members for narrating the video stations and to Gracie Morbitzer for the artwork.
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Jerry Freewalt
Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio  43215
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