The Stations of the Cross
GOD OF MERCY AND COMPASSION God of mercy and compassion Look with pity upon me. Father, let me call Thee, Father ‘ Tis Thy...
Opening Prayer
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH Lord, I know that if I try to live a little like You, I shall be condemned.  Give me the stren...
Reflection - 1 Lord, I answer…  Remove the blinders  from my eyes, that I may see that it is you…
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
JESUS TAKES UP HIS CROSS Lord, help me not to resist when I have to share the burden of carrying the Cross.  Give me the g...
Reflection - 2 Though I bear a sliver only of your cross,  You carry all of mine, except a sliver, in return…
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME III Lord, I desire to follow You, but I have fallen.  I left You, I left the Cross and fell.  S...
JESUS LOVINGLY ACCEPTED THE CROSS WITHOUT A COMPLAINT AND SO LET US CARRY OUR DAILY CROSS LOVINGLY.   WE HAVE TO CARRY THE...
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
IV JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER Lord, every blow You receive strikes Your Mother’s heart.  She knows Your suffering, she suffers...
Reflection - 4 I do believe  for those who love you all things work together unto good…
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
SIMON OF CYRENE HELPS JESUS  TO CARRY HIS CROSS V Lord, a stranger came to your rescue in your dire need.  What about thos...
Reflection - 5 Is My Name Simon?
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
VERONICA WIPES  THE FACE OF JESUS VI Lord, why do we always hold back when there is some good that needs to be done.  Give...
Reflection - 6 Lord, what you ask calls for courage and self-sacrifice, and I am weak. Please give me strength. Don’t let ...
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
JESUS FALLS A SECOND TIME VII Lord, save the world from falling and from destroying itself.  Only You can save it from fur...
Reflection - 7 When failure presses heavily on me and  I am desolate Stretch out your hand to lift me up…
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
SOME WOMEN OF JERUSALEM  WEEP FOR JESUS VIII Lord, I weep for the sins of others, and condemn and blame them easily.  But,...
Reflection - 8 May gentleness become my cloak. Lord, make me kind like You.
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
IX JESUS FALLS A THIRD TIME Lord, I fall so often.  Lord, will I ever reach You?  Forgive me for my lack of faith to strug...
Reflection - 9 My Lord, I see you fall then rise and stagger on…  so I can do because my will is mine…
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES X Lord, nothing comes now between You and the Cross.  Help me rid myself of the trappings...
Reflection - 10 I offer you my all – whatever I possess, and more, … may I be poor in spirit, and rich in You…
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
XI My God, I look at You and think:  Is my soul worth this much? JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS XI Lord give me the courage to go all the way to live not for myself, but for You who have sh...
Reflection - 11 My God, I look at You and think:  Is my soul worth this much?
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS XII Lord, You have shown us the greatest act of love by laying down Your Life for your neighbour. ...
Reflection - 12 Jesus, what can I say or do…
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
JESUS’ BODY IS TAKEN DOWN  FROM THE CROSS XIII Lord Jesus, Your Mother stood beside Your Cross.  Now, Your Mission is comp...
Reflection - 13 Lord in  Your mercy, in Your love, with Your grace,  I accept  Your Will. I accept  this call…
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditat...
JESUS IS BURIED XIV Lord, it is not over yet.  Your agony continues until the end of the world.  Help us to recognise You ...
Reflection - 14 “ IF ANYONE WANTS TO BE  A FOLLOWER  OF MINE,  LET HIM RENOUNCE HIMSELF AND TAKE UP  HIS DAILY CROSS  AND ...
<ul><ul><li>ON A HILL FAR AWAY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
<ul><li>On the street I saw a small, sick girl shivering in a thin dress, with little hope for a decent meal.  I became an...
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  1. 1. The Stations of the Cross
  2. 2. GOD OF MERCY AND COMPASSION God of mercy and compassion Look with pity upon me. Father, let me call Thee, Father ‘ Tis Thy child returns to Thee.   Jesus, Lord, I ask for mercy Let me not implore in vain; All my sins I now detest them, Never will I sin again.   By my sins I have deserved Death and endless misery Hell with all its pains and torments And for all eternity.
  3. 3. Opening Prayer
  4. 4. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH I
  5. 5. JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH Lord, I know that if I try to live a little like You, I shall be condemned. Give me the strength to do what is right no matter what others may think or say or do. I Let us pause and meditate….
  6. 6. Reflection - 1 Lord, I answer… Remove the blinders from my eyes, that I may see that it is you…
  7. 7. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. II JESUS TAKES UP HIS CROSS
  8. 8. JESUS TAKES UP HIS CROSS Lord, help me not to resist when I have to share the burden of carrying the Cross. Give me the grace to receive this mission willingly and courageously II Let us pause and meditate….
  9. 9. Reflection - 2 Though I bear a sliver only of your cross, You carry all of mine, except a sliver, in return…
  10. 10. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. III JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME
  11. 11. JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME III Lord, I desire to follow You, but I have fallen. I left You, I left the Cross and fell. Save me from my weakness to share with You in saving the world.
  12. 12. JESUS LOVINGLY ACCEPTED THE CROSS WITHOUT A COMPLAINT AND SO LET US CARRY OUR DAILY CROSS LOVINGLY.   WE HAVE TO CARRY THE CROSS OF OLD AGE, ILLNESS, HANDICAPPED CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY, LONELINESS, GRIEF NAGGING SPOUSE AND PAIN LOVINGLY. JESUS LOVINGLY ACCEPTED THE CROSS WITHOUT A COMPLAINT AND SO LET US CARRY OUR DAILY CROSS LOVINGLY.   WE HAVE TO CARRY THE CROSS OF OLD AGE, ILLNESS, HANDICAPPED CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY, LONELINESS, GRIEF NAGGING SPOUSE AND PAIN LOVINGLY. Reflection - 3 Lord Jesus, How Can I Refuse… Make Me Content With My Discontents, But Give Me Strength To Struggle After You…
  13. 13. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. IV JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER
  14. 14. IV JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER Lord, every blow You receive strikes Your Mother’s heart. She knows Your suffering, she suffers Your suffering. She is with You as You save the world .
  15. 15. Reflection - 4 I do believe for those who love you all things work together unto good…
  16. 16. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. V SIMON OF CYRENE HELPS JESUS TO CARRY HIS CROSS
  17. 17. SIMON OF CYRENE HELPS JESUS TO CARRY HIS CROSS V Lord, a stranger came to your rescue in your dire need. What about those who once loved and cared for You? Help me to be sensitive to the needs of people around me.
  18. 18. Reflection - 5 Is My Name Simon?
  19. 19. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. VI VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
  20. 20. VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS VI Lord, why do we always hold back when there is some good that needs to be done. Give us the courage of Veronica to stand up for what is right especially for the weak and poor.
  21. 21. Reflection - 6 Lord, what you ask calls for courage and self-sacrifice, and I am weak. Please give me strength. Don’t let me run because of fear…
  22. 22. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. VII JESUS FALLS A SECOND TIME
  23. 23. JESUS FALLS A SECOND TIME VII Lord, save the world from falling and from destroying itself. Only You can save it from further destruction. When we fall, give us the strength to struggle to our feet and move on.
  24. 24. Reflection - 7 When failure presses heavily on me and I am desolate Stretch out your hand to lift me up…
  25. 25. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. VIII SOME WOMEN OF JERUSALEM WEEP FOR JESUS
  26. 26. SOME WOMEN OF JERUSALEM WEEP FOR JESUS VIII Lord, I weep for the sins of others, and condemn and blame them easily. But, as for my own sins, I do not weep. Help me to feel sorrow for my sins.
  27. 27. Reflection - 8 May gentleness become my cloak. Lord, make me kind like You.
  28. 28. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. IX JESUS FALLS A THIRD TIME
  29. 29. IX JESUS FALLS A THIRD TIME Lord, I fall so often. Lord, will I ever reach You? Forgive me for my lack of faith to struggle on. But, if I do struggle on, I am saved.
  30. 30. Reflection - 9 My Lord, I see you fall then rise and stagger on… so I can do because my will is mine…
  31. 31. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. X JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES
  32. 32. JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES X Lord, nothing comes now between You and the Cross. Help me rid myself of the trappings and things that hinder and hide me from You. Help me to give up all, like You.
  33. 33. Reflection - 10 I offer you my all – whatever I possess, and more, … may I be poor in spirit, and rich in You…
  34. 34. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. XI JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
  35. 35. XI My God, I look at You and think: Is my soul worth this much? JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
  36. 36. JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS XI Lord give me the courage to go all the way to live not for myself, but for You who have shown me the Way to love unconditionally till the end.
  37. 37. Reflection - 11 My God, I look at You and think: Is my soul worth this much?
  38. 38. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. XII JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS
  39. 39. JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS XII Lord, You have shown us the greatest act of love by laying down Your Life for your neighbour. Give us the sense of urgency to put others before our own needs.
  40. 40. Reflection - 12 Jesus, what can I say or do…
  41. 41. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. XIII JESUS’ BODY IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS
  42. 42. JESUS’ BODY IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS XIII Lord Jesus, Your Mother stood beside Your Cross. Now, Your Mission is complete. Give us the grace of perseverance when we are being tested.
  43. 43. Reflection - 13 Lord in Your mercy, in Your love, with Your grace, I accept Your Will. I accept this call…
  44. 44. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world! Let us pause and meditate…. XIV JESUS IS BURIED
  45. 45. JESUS IS BURIED XIV Lord, it is not over yet. Your agony continues until the end of the world. Help us to recognise You and help those in need as they journey to Your Heavenly Kingdom.
  46. 46. Reflection - 14 “ IF ANYONE WANTS TO BE A FOLLOWER OF MINE, LET HIM RENOUNCE HIMSELF AND TAKE UP HIS DAILY CROSS AND FOLLOW ME.” (LUKE 9:23)
  47. 47. <ul><ul><li>ON A HILL FAR AWAY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross </li></ul><ul><li>The emblem of suffering and shame </li></ul><ul><li>And I love that old cross where the dearest and best </li></ul><ul><li>For a world of lost sinners was slain. </li></ul><ul><li>So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, </li></ul><ul><li>Till my trophies at last I lay down; </li></ul><ul><li>I will cling to the old rugged cross, </li></ul><ul><li>And exchange it some day for a crown. </li></ul><ul><li>2. In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, </li></ul><ul><li>A wondrous beauty I see; </li></ul><ul><li>For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died </li></ul><ul><li>To pardon and sanctify me. </li></ul><ul><li>3. To the old rugged cross I will ever be true, </li></ul><ul><li>Its shame and reproach gladly bear </li></ul><ul><li>Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away </li></ul><ul><li>Where His glory forever I’ll share. </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>On the street I saw a small, sick girl shivering in a thin dress, with little hope for a decent meal. I became angry at God and asked why did you permit this? Why don’t you do something about it? For a while God said nothing. That night, he replied quite suddenly, </li></ul><ul><li>“ I did, I made you.” </li></ul>Our Role
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