Each year, Sts. Simon & Jude School students participate in the Stations of the Cross on Friday afternoons during Lent. The Stations of the Cross service involves the entire student body, with special participation from the third through eighth grade classes. Every week, a different grade level is responsible for the planning, research and preparation of the service to be held in the church. Some examples of the class presentations include role playing, music, singing and acting out the various scenes with costumes and props.
The purpose of the Stations is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death. In prayer and song, we walk with Jesus as He shows us how very much He loves us! We also rejoice as he returns to His Father in heaven and redeems us from our sins. We recognize his great love for us in His willingness to suffer and die. Participation in the Stations of the Cross helps our students reflect on Jesus’ Passion, and apply His courage and sacrifice to their lives.