Adult Formation classes are on hiatus during Lent. Instead, we will gather in the nave at 9:00 to pray the Stations of the Cross. This is a form of walking devotion from the 13th c. C.E. that recalls with mindful affection the last stage of the journey that Jesus walked in his earthly life.
We are using the meditations based on scripture that Pope John Paul II introduced in 1991. These differ from the traditional meditations and are the meditations he used on Good Fridays during his tenure.
Beginning in the pews, we move to points marked by plaques on the walls of the nave. We begin with prayer and a reading that recalls Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane through 14 “stations,” each with appropriate prayers and readings until we conclude with a final prayer.
Through these walking meditations as followers of Jesus, we can physically express our prayerful discipleship and focus on the key elements of the path that Jesus walked to the cross. It is a moving and heart-opening way to prepare for the Mass during Lent. All are welcome and if you come late, please join us as quietly as possible.
“A Soul Deep Holy Week” classes: Our Associate Priest, Fr. John Fergueson, is the supply clergy for St. John, Kirkland, through Pascha. Even so, he will still be offering Tuesday afternoons and evenings classes during Lent. The first class is offered twice on March 12th at 3:00 and again at 7:00. Each week, he will deepen our understanding about a different day in Holy Week: Passion/Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. Please come!
Classes meet on Sundays during worship service throughout the school year. Please try to arrive a little before 10 AM to get your young ones settled in school before the service begins.
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