Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross, a Franciscan devotion, began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every church.  Below you will discover the Stations of the Cross developed by Catholic Relief Services in support of their annual Rice Bowl Project. A project that utilizes prayer, fasting and alms giving to support the poor around the world.  You can pick up a Rice Bowl at the beginning of Lent in the vestibule of St. Mary’s Basilica.  Then join us every Friday after the 12 Noon Mass during Lent to pray the Stations of the Cross.

Please join St. Mary’s Basilica in support of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and their work supporting the poor through their annual Rice Bowl Project.  75 percent of your gift supports CRS’ programs around the world. Some examples include:

  • Agriculture projects that help farmers improve harvests
  • Water and sanitation projects that bring clean water to communities
  • Microfinance projects that support small businesses
  • Mother and child health projects that offer health and nutrition services
  • Education projects that provide resources and training

25 percent of your donations go to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in our own community.  View the video below to see the impact your donation has on others.  Please pick up a Rice Bowl at the beginning of Lent in the vestibule of St. Mary’s Basilica.  Then join us every Friday after the 12 Noon Mass to pray the Stations of the Cross. Thank you for your continued support.

Stations of the Cross Schedule:

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time:  After the 12 Noon Mass

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time:  After the 12 Noon Mass

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time:  After the 12 Noon Mass

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time:  After the 12 Noon Mass

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time:  After the 12 Noon Mass

Home Resources:
Pray the Stations of the Cross with your family during Lent.  Download:  Stations of the Cross

For More Information:

Director of Faith Development
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM
Phone:  602-354-2082
Email:  sslattum@smbphx.org

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