Thursday, 14 February 2008

Stations of the Cross and Eucharistic Adoration: 24th February 2008

A forthcoming event in the parish. I think this will be the third year that we have arranged it. The parish has Rainbow - Brownie - Guide and Beaver - Cub - Scout groups, and we invite them to take part in the Stations and Adoration on a Sunday afternoon early in Lent. The older children read the meditations for each Station, and the younger groups carry the cross, in turn, from Station to Station. The Stations are followed by a short period of Eucharistic Adoration. The meditations we use have been adapted from those written by the then Cardinal Ratzinger for the Coloseum in 2005 - the Stations that Pope John Paul II followed on television from his room shortly before he died. The meditations present the Way of the Cross as being a road towards the Eucharist - the grain of wheat that dies and then grows again. One of the "critical success factors" is the way in which the group leaders encourage their members to take part.

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