INDULGENCES

A Plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful, who make the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross. Those who are “impeded” can gain the same  indulgence, if they spend at least one half an hour in pious reading and meditation on the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ENCHIRIDION INDEULGENTIARUM - NO. 63

 

Leader:

Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and he began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me.” He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.”

Matthew 26:36-39

 

All:

My Lord Jesus Christ, Thou hast made this journey to die for me with love unutterable, and I have so many times unworthily abandoned Thee; but now I love Thee with my whole heart, and because I love Thee, I repent sincerely for having ever offended Thee. Pardon me, my God, and permit me to accompany Thee on this journey. Thou goest to die for love of me; I wish also, my beloved Redeemer, to die for love of Thee. My Jesus, I will live and die always united to Thee.

 

Sing:

Jesus, Lord, condemned, defiled,

May we too be meek and mild

As we tread Your holy Way.

May we feel no bitter hatred,

When we too are persecuted,

Left alone to walk with You.

 

 

FIRST STATION

Jesus is Condemned to Death

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider, that Jesus, after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the cross.

R. My adorable Jesus, it was not Pilate, no, it was my sins, that condemned You to die. I beseech You, by the merits of this sorrowful journey, to assist my soul in its journey toward eternity. I love You, my beloved Jesus; I love You more than myself; I repent with my whole heart of having offended You. Never permit me to separate myself from You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

Sing:

Now the Cross as Jesus bore it,

Has become for us who share it,

The jeweled Cross of Victory.

 

SECOND STATION

 Jesus Carries His Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider, that Jesus, in making this journey with the cross on His shoulders, thought of us, and offered for us, to His Father, the death that He was about to undergo.

R. My most beloved Jesus, I embrace all the tribulations that You have destined for me until death. I beseech You, by the merits of the pain You suffered in carrying Your cross, to give me the necessary help to carry mine with perfect patience and resignation. I love You, Jesus, my love, I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to separate myself from You again. Grant that I may love You always, and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Weakened, prodded, cursed, and fallen,

His whole Body bruised and swollen,

Jesus tripped and lay in pain.

 

THIRD STATION

Jesus Falls the First Time

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider, this first fall of Jesus under His cross. His flesh was torn by the scourges, His head crowned with thorns, and He had lost a great quantity of blood. He was so weakened that He could scarcely walk, and yet He had to carry this great load upon His shoulders. The soldiers struck Him rudely, and thus He fell several times in His journey.

R. My beloved Jesus, it is not the weight of the cross, but of my sins, which has made You suffer so much pain. Ah, by the merits of this first fall, deliver me from the misfortune of falling into mortal sin. I love You, O my Jesus, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Jesus met his grieving Mother,

She who made the Lord our Brother;

Now the sword her heart has pierced.

FOURTH STATION

Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider, the meeting of the Son and the Mother, which took place on this journey. Jesus and Mary looked at each other, and their looks became as so many arrows to wound those hearts which loved each other so tenderly.

R. My most loving Jesus, by the sorrow You experienced in this meeting, grant me the grace of a truly devoted love for Your most holy Mother. And you, my Queen, who wast overwhelmed with sorrow, obtain for me by your intercession a continual and tender remembrance of the Passion of your Son. I love You, Jesus, my love, I repent of ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always, and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Simon stopped in hesitation,

Not forseeing his proud station,

Called to bear the Cross of Christ.

 

FIFTH STATION

Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that the Jews seeing that at each step Jesus, from weakness, was on the point of expiring, and fearing that He would die on the way when they wished Him to die the ignominious death of the cross, constrained Simon the Cyrenian to carry the cross behind Our Lord.

R. My most sweet Jesus, I will not refuse the cross as the Cyrenian did; I accept it, I embrace it. I accept in particular the death that You have destined for me with all the pains which may accompany it; I unite it to Your death, I offer it to You. You have died for love of me, I will die for love of You, and to please You. Help me by Your grace. I love You, Jesus, my love; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always, and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Brave but trembling came the woman,

None but she would flaunt the Roman,

Moved by love beyond her fear.

 

SIXTH STATION

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so afflicted, and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented Him with a towel with which He wiped His adorable face, leaving on it the impression of His holy countenance.

 

R. My most beloved Jesus, Your face was beautiful before, but in this journey it has lost all its beauty, and wounds and blood have disfigured it. Alas! my soul also was once beautiful, when it received Your grace in Baptism; but I have disfigured it since by my sins. You alone, my Redeemer, can restore it to its former beauty. Do this by Your Passion, O Jesus. I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Prostrate on the dust He crumbled,

Flogged in Body He resembled

All our brothers poor and scorned.

SEVENTH STATION

Jesus Falls the Second Time

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider the second fall of Jesus under the cross—a fall which renews the pain of all the wounds of the head and members of our afflicted Lord.

R. My most gentle Jesus, how many times You have pardoned me, and how many times have I fallen again, and begun again to offend You! Oh, by the merits of this new fall, give me the necessary helps to persevere in Your grace until death. Grant that in all temptations which assail me I may always commend myself to You.  I love You, Jesus, my love, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

May our sympathy for Jesus

Turn to those who here now need us,

May we see Christ bruised in them.

 

EIGHTH STATION

Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that those women wept with compassion at seeing Jesus in so pitiable a state, streaming with blood, as He walked along. But Jesus said to them, “Weep not for Me but for your children.”

R. My Jesus, laden with sorrows, I weep for the offenses that I have committed against You, because of the pains which they have deserved, and still more because of the displeasure which they have caused You, Who has loved me so much. It is Your love, more than the fear of hell, which causes me to weep for my sins. My Jesus, I love you more than myself; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always;

and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Jesus fell again in weakness,

Stumbling as we do, to lead us

Through our sorrow and our pain.

 

NINTH STATION

 Jesus Falls a Third Time

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

 

V. Consider the third fall of Jesus Christ. His weakness was extreme, and the cruelty of His executioners excessive, who tried to hasten His steps when He had scarcely strength to move.

 

R. Ah, my outraged Jesus, by the merits of the weakness you suffered in going to Calvary, give me strength sufficient to conquer all human respect and all my wicked passions, which have led me to despise Your friendship. I love You, Jesus, my love, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Stripped and jeered by His own nation,

Jesus stood in desolation,

Giving all He had to give.

 

TENTH STATION

Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider the violence with which the executioners stripped Jesus.

His inner garments adhered to His torn flesh and they dragged them off so roughly that the skin came with them. Compassionate your Saviour thus cruelly treated, and say to Him:

 

R. My innocent Jesus, by the merits of the torment which You felt, help me to strip myself of all affection to things of earth, in order that I may place all my love in You, Who art so worthy of my love. I love You, O Jesus, with my whole heart:  I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Pierced the hands that blessed and cured us,

Pierced the feet that walked to free us,

Walked the hill of Calvary.

 

ELEVENTH STATION

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that Jesus, after being thrown on the cross, extended His hands, and offered to His eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. These barbarians fastened Him with nails; and then, raising the cross, left Him to die with anguish on this infamous gibbet.

R. My Jesus, loaded with contempt, nail my heart to Your feet, that it may ever remain there to love You, and never quit You again. I love You more than myself; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Life eternal, death defiant,

Bowed His head — the world was silent,

Through His death came life anew.

 

TWELFTH STATION

Jesus Dies on the Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider how your Jesus, after three hours of agony on the cross, consumed at length with anguish, abandons Himself to the weight of His body, bows His head, and dies.

R. O my dying Jesus, I kiss devoutly the cross on which You died for love of me. I have merited by my sins to die a miserable death, but Your death is my hope. Ah, by the merits of Your death, give me grace to die, embracing Your feet and burning with love of You. I commit my soul into Your hands. I love You with my whole heart; I repent of ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Stunned and striken, Mary, Mother

In your arms was placed our Brother,

“Full of grace” now filled with grief.

 

THIRTEENTH STATION

The Body of Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that, our Lord having expired, two of His disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took Him down from the cross, and placed Him in the arms of His afflicted Mother, who received Him with unutterable tenderness, and pressed Him to her bosom.

R. O Mother of Sorrow, for the love of this Son, accept me for Your servant and pray to Him for me. And  You, my Redeemer, since You died for me, permit me to love You; for I wish but You, my Jesus, and I repent of ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Jesus, Lord, Your gift accepted,

In three days You resurrected,

You did first what we shall do.

 

FOURTEENTH STATION

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that the disciples carried the body of Jesus to bury it, accompanied by His holy Mother, who arranged it in the sepulchre with her own hands. They then closed the tomb and all withdrew.

R. Oh, my buried Jesus, I kiss the stone that encloses You. But You rose again the third day. I beseech You, by Your resurrection, make me rise glorious with You at the last day, to be always united with You in heaven, to praise You and love You forever. I love You, and I repent of ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…     Hail Mary…     Glory be…

 

Sing:

Jesus, Risen, be our lover

In Your Food and in our brother.

Lead us home to heaven with You.

 

 

CLOSING

The Resurrection of Jesus

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

 

Leader:

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”  When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him.  Mark 16:1-6

 

All:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thank you to the following people who generously donated to provide an exquisitely hand-carved Station of the Cross for our community

 

Station I

Jesus is Condemned to Death *

 

Station II

Jesus Carries His Cross

Duane & Jean Rader

 

Station III

Jesus Falls the First Time *

 

Station IV

Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother

Jane Fraser

 

Station V

Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

Michael & Jennifer Lum Lung

 

Station VI

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Rosalie Inocencio

 

Station VII

Jesus Falls the Second Time *

 

Station VIII

Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

John & Sujin Williams

 

Station IX

Jesus Falls a Third Time *

 

Station X

Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes *

 

Station XI

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Henry Olivares Family

 

Station XII

Jesus Dies on the Cross

Gerard & Jocelyn John

 

Station XIII

Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

Guillermo Rubio

 

Station XIV

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Tom Rios

 

* If you would like to donate one of the five “not yet donated” Stations of the Cross, please call the Parish Office at 480.963.3207

 

 

 

 

 

INDULGENCES

A Plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful, who make the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross. Those who are “impeded” can gain the same  indulgence, if they spend at least one half an hour in pious reading and meditation on the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ENCHIRIDION INDEULGENTIARUM - NO. 63

 

Leader:

Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and he began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me.” He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.”

Matthew 26:36-39

 

All:

My Lord Jesus Christ, Thou hast made this journey to die for me with love unutterable, and I have so many times unworthily abandoned Thee; but now I love Thee with my whole heart, and because I love Thee, I repent sincerely for having ever offended Thee. Pardon me, my God, and permit me to accompany Thee on this journey. Thou goest to die for love of me; I wish also, my beloved Redeemer, to die for love of Thee. My Jesus, I will live and die always united to Thee.

 

Sing:

Jesus, Lord, condemned, defiled,

May we too be meek and mild

As we tread Your holy Way.

May we feel no bitter hatred,

When we too are persecuted,

Left alone to walk with You.

 

 

FIRST STATION

Jesus is Condemned to Death

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider, that Jesus, after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the cross.

R. My adorable Jesus, it was not Pilate, no, it was my sins, that condemned You to die. I beseech You, by the merits of this sorrowful journey, to assist my soul in its journey toward eternity. I love You, my beloved Jesus; I love You more than myself; I repent with my whole heart of having offended You. Never permit me to separate myself from You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Now the Cross as Jesus bore it,

Has become for us who share it,

The jeweled Cross of Victory.

 

SECOND STATION

 Jesus Carries His Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider, that Jesus, in making this journey with the cross on His shoulders, thought of us, and offered for us, to His Father, the death that He was about to undergo.

R. My most beloved Jesus, I embrace all the tribulations that You have destined for me until death. I beseech You, by the merits of the pain You suffered in carrying Your cross, to give me the necessary help to carry mine with perfect patience and resignation. I love You, Jesus, my love, I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to separate myself from You again. Grant that I may love You always, and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Weakened, prodded, cursed,

and fallen,

His whole Body bruised

and swollen,

Jesus tripped and lay in pain.

 

THIRD STATION

Jesus Falls the First Time

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider, this first fall of Jesus under His cross. His flesh was torn by the scourges, His head crowned with thorns, and He had lost a great quantity of blood. He was so weakened that He could scarcely walk, and yet He had to carry this great load upon His shoulders. The soldiers struck Him rudely, and thus He fell several times in His journey.

R. My beloved Jesus, it is not the weight of the cross, but of my sins, which has made You suffer so much pain. Ah, by the merits of this first fall, deliver me from the misfortune of falling into mortal sin. I love You, O my Jesus, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Jesus met his grieving Mother,

She who made the Lord

our Brother;

Now the sword her heart

has pierced.

FOURTH STATION

Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider, the meeting of the Son and the Mother, which took place on this journey. Jesus and Mary looked at each other, and their looks became as so many arrows to wound those hearts which loved each other so tenderly.

R. My most loving Jesus, by the sorrow You experienced in this meeting, grant me the grace of a truly devoted love for Your most holy Mother. And you, my Queen, who wast overwhelmed with sorrow, obtain for me by your intercession a continual and tender remembrance of the Passion of your Son. I love You, Jesus, my love, I repent of ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always, and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Simon stopped in hesitation,

Not forseeing his proud station,

Called to bear the Cross

of Christ.

 

FIFTH STATION

Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that the Jews seeing that at each step Jesus, from weakness, was on the point of expiring, and fearing that He would die on the way when they wished Him to die the ignominious death of the cross, constrained Simon the Cyrenian to carry the cross behind Our Lord.

R. My most sweet Jesus, I will not refuse the cross as the Cyrenian did; I accept it, I embrace it. I accept in particular the death that You have destined for me with all the pains which may accompany it; I unite it to Your death, I offer it to You. You have died for love of me, I will die for love of You, and to please You. Help me by Your grace. I love You, Jesus, my love; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always, and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Brave but trembling came

the woman,

None but she would flaunt

the Roman,

Moved by love beyond her fear.

 

SIXTH STATION

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so afflicted, and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented Him with a towel with which He wiped His adorable face, leaving on it the impression of His holy countenance.

R. My most beloved Jesus, Your face was beautiful before, but in this journey it has lost all its beauty, and wounds and blood have disfigured it. Alas! my soul also was once beautiful, when it received Your grace in Baptism; but I have disfigured it since by my sins. You alone, my Redeemer, can restore it to its former beauty. Do this by Your Passion, O Jesus. I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Prostrate on the dust

He crumbled,

Flogged in Body He resembled

All our brothers poor

and scorned.

SEVENTH STATION

Jesus Falls the Second Time

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider the second fall of Jesus under the cross—a fall which renews the pain of all the wounds of the head and members of our afflicted Lord.

R. My most gentle Jesus, how many times You have pardoned me, and how many times have I fallen again, and begun again to offend You! Oh, by the merits of this new fall, give me the necessary helps to persevere in Your grace until death. Grant that in all temptations which assail me I may always commend myself to You.  I love You, Jesus, my love, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

May our sympathy for Jesus

Turn to those who here

now need us,

May we see Christ bruised

in them.

 

EIGHTH STATION

Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that those women wept with compassion at seeing Jesus in so pitiable a state, streaming with blood, as He walked along. But Jesus said to them, “Weep not for Me but for your children.”

R. My Jesus, laden with sorrows, I weep for the offenses that I have committed against You, because of the pains which they have deserved, and still more because of the displeasure which they have caused You, Who has loved me so much. It is Your love, more than the fear of hell, which causes me to weep for my sins. My Jesus, I love you more than myself; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always;

and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Jesus fell again in weakness,

Stumbling as we do, to lead us

Through our sorrow and our pain.

 

NINTH STATION

 Jesus Falls a Third Time

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

 

V. Consider the third fall of Jesus Christ. His weakness was extreme, and the cruelty of His executioners excessive, who tried to hasten His steps when He had scarcely strength to move.

R. Ah, my outraged Jesus, by the merits of the weakness you suffered in going to Calvary, give me strength sufficient to conquer all human respect and all my wicked passions, which have led me to despise Your friendship. I love You, Jesus, my love, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Stripped and jeered by His own nation,

Jesus stood in desolation,

Giving all He had to give.

 

TENTH STATION

Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider the violence with which the executioners stripped Jesus. His inner garments adhered to His torn flesh and they dragged them off so roughly that the skin came with them. Compassionate your Saviour thus cruelly treated, and say to Him:

R. My innocent Jesus, by the merits of the torment which You felt, help me to strip myself of all affection to things of earth, in order that I may place all my love in You, Who art so worthy of my love. I love You, O Jesus, with my whole heart:  I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Pierced the hands that blessed and cured us,

Pierced the feet that walked

to free us,

Walked the hill of Calvary.

 

ELEVENTH STATION

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that Jesus, after being thrown on the cross, extended His hands, and offered to His eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. These barbarians fastened Him with nails; and then, raising the cross, left Him to die with anguish on this infamous gibbet.

R. My Jesus, loaded with contempt, nail my heart to Your feet, that it may ever remain there to love You, and never quit You again. I love You more than myself; I repent of having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Life eternal, death defiant,

Bowed His head —

the world was silent,

Through His death

came life anew.

 

TWELFTH STATION

Jesus Dies on the Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider how your Jesus, after three hours of agony on the cross, consumed at length with anguish, abandons Himself to the weight of His body, bows His head, and dies.

R. O my dying Jesus, I kiss devoutly the cross on which You died for love of me. I have merited by my sins to die a miserable death, but Your death is my hope. Ah, by the merits of Your death, give me grace to die, embracing Your feet and burning with love of You. I commit my soul into Your hands. I love You with my whole heart; I repent of ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Stunned and striken,

Mary, Mother

In your arms was placed

our Brother,

“Full of grace” now filled

with grief.

 

THIRTEENTH STATION

The Body of Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that, our Lord having expired, two of His disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took Him down from the cross, and placed Him in the arms of His afflicted Mother, who received Him with unutterable tenderness, and pressed Him to her bosom.

R. O Mother of Sorrow, for the love of this Son, accept me for Your servant and pray to Him for me. And  You, my Redeemer, since You died for me, permit me to love You; for I wish but You, my Jesus, and I repent of ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Jesus, Lord, Your gift accepted,

In three days You resurrected,

You did first what we shall do.

 

FOURTEENTH STATION

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

V. Consider that the disciples carried the body of Jesus to bury it, accompanied by His holy Mother, who arranged it in the sepulchre with her own hands. They then closed the tomb and all withdrew.

R. Oh, my buried Jesus, I kiss the stone that encloses You. But You rose again the third day. I beseech You, by Your resurrection, make me rise glorious with You at the last day, to be always united with You in heaven, to praise You and love You forever. I love You, and I repent of ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You; and then do with me what You will.

 

All:

Our Father…  Hail Mary…

Glory be…

 

Sing:

Jesus, Risen, be our lover

In Your Food and in our brother.

Lead us home to heaven with You.

 

 

CLOSING

The Resurrection of Jesus

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

R. Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

 

Leader:

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”  When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him.  Mark 16:1-6

 

All:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thank you to the following people who generously donated to provide an exquisitely hand-carved Station of the Cross for our community

 

Station I

Jesus is Condemned to Death *

 

Station II

Jesus Carries His Cross

Duane & Jean Rader

 

Station III

Jesus Falls the First Time *

 

Station IV

Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother

Jane Fraser

 

Station V

Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

Michael & Jennifer Lum Lung

 

Station VI

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Rosalie Inocencio

 

Station VII

Jesus Falls the Second Time *

 

Station VIII

Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

John & Sujin Williams

 

Station IX

Jesus Falls a Third Time *

 

Station X

Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes *

 

Station XI

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Henry Olivares Family

 

Station XII

Jesus Dies on the Cross

Gerard & Jocelyn John

 

Station XIII

Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

Guillermo Rubio

 

Station XIV

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Tom Rios

 

* If you would like to donate one of the five “not yet donated” Stations of the Cross, please call the Parish Office at 480.963.3207