Throughout our province ministries, there are several location sites which include Outdoor Stations of the Cross. Be sure to check out our ministry nearest to you, to take advantage of an opportunity for personal or group prayer.
One such location is our Shamokin, PA pastoral ministry, Mother Cabrini Church‘s “Stations of the Cross Garden” behind the parish office building. Described by the pastor, Fr. Martin Kobos, OFM Conv., as an “oasis for prayer and of beauty,” this location is accessible to not only the friars, but to parishioners, staff, and the greater Shamokin Community.
These outdoor sites have been created on occasion as an Eagle Scout project, like the one at our Burlington, NC pastoral ministry, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where almost a decade ago, Derek Wright installed outdoor Stations of the Cross, along one the side of the the parish parking lot.
At our Kensington, CT pastoral ministry, St. Paul Catholic Church, the Outdoor Stations of the Cross are a part of a greater area known as the Parish Green. Many of the parish events, including special prayer services and community gatherings take place in the Parish Green, flanked by Outdoor Stations of the Cross.
Although the opportunity for you to pray the Stations of the Cross is not limited to any one season, it is especially dear to us all during the Season of Lent, when parishes and ministry sites throughout our province have special services and events each Friday. This Good Friday, all are invited to join the friars serving at The Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD for a special Outdoor Stations Service at Noon.
2021 Virtual Stations of the Cross with our friars of St. Bonaventure Friary, in Toronto, Ontario.