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Young Catholics around Maine to present living Stations of the Cross

Community Author: Dave Guthro, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
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PORTLAND—Members of youth ministry and students at Maine Catholic schools will present the Living Stations of the Cross around the state leading up to Easter Sunday, April 21.

The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem to retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. They have been prayed for centuries, allowing Christians who are unable to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to spiritually follow in the steps that Jesus took from his arrest and judgment to his crucifixion, death, and burial.

The youth presentations are set for (alphabetical order by city/town):

Augusta

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 41 Western Ave.

Presented by students at St. Michael School

Bangor

3 p.m. Friday, April 19, St. John Church, 217 York Street.

Presented by eighth graders at All Saints Catholic School

Brunswick

10:45 a.m. Friday, April 12, at St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant Street.

Presented by the students at St. John’s Catholic School

Caribou

4 p.m. Friday, April 5, Holy Rosary Church, 34 Vaughn Street.

Presented by Youth Ministry

Falmouth

6:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, Holy Martyrs of North America Church, 266 Foreside Road.

Presented by Youth Ministry

Freeport

5:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, St. Jude Church, 134 Main Street.

Presented by Youth Ministry

Gardiner

6 p.m. Friday, April 12, St. Joseph Church, 110 School Street.

Presented by Youth Ministry

Gray

5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, St. Gregory Church, 24 North Raymond Road.

Presented by Youth Ministry

Houlton

5:15 p.m. Friday, April 12, St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 112 Military Street.

Presented by St. Mary Youth Ministry and Edge Middle School Ministry

Portland

8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, St. Joseph Church, 673 Stevens Avenue.

Presented by students at St. Brigid School

Portland

Friday, April 12, after 9 a.m. Mass, St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue.

Presented by students at St. Brigid School

Presque Isle

4 p.m. Friday, March 29, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 331 Main Street.

Presented by Youth Ministry

St. Agatha 

4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, St. Agatha Church, 379 Main Street.

Presented by Youth Ministry

South Portland 

9 a.m. Friday, April 12, Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road.

Presented by students at Holy Cross School

Van Buren

4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, St. Bruno – St. Remi Church, 174 Main Street.

Presented by Youth Ministry

Yarmouth 

5:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street.

Presented by Youth Ministry

Parishes often include the Stations of the Cross in their Lenten observances because it is a season in which believers are called to deeper prayer and to reflection upon Christ’s passion and death. To view a listing of parishes offering the Stations of the Cross, including dates and times, visit www.portlanddiocese.org/content/stations-cross.

The listings are part of a special Lent section that has been created on the Diocese of Portland’s website featuring resources to assist you during your Lenten journey, including Mass times, special event listings, a “Saints of Lent” section, a Lenten calendar, faith formation and Scripture reflections, retreat information, ways to share your gifts, and Lenten messages from Pope Francis. To visit the site, which will be updated throughout Lent, visitwww.portlanddiocese.org/lent-resources.