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Lent 2009 Stations 7,8
 

Lent 2009 Stations 7,8

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This service was used by individual religion classes during the Season of Lent. Individual students wrote and presented reflections on the biblical characters. We only finished part of this service, ...

This service was used by individual religion classes during the Season of Lent. Individual students wrote and presented reflections on the biblical characters. We only finished part of this service, and will continue to create it during Lent, 2010.

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    Lent 2009 Stations 7,8 Lent 2009 Stations 7,8 Presentation Transcript

    • The First week The Weeks of Lent Reflection for Grades 7 and 8
    • Leader: Opening Prayer
      • Leader: The First Station –
      • Pilate Condemns Jesus
      • We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All: Because by your Holy Cross,
      • you have redeemed the world.
    • Leader: When Pilate saw he was not succeeding at all,… he took water and washed his hands. All: “I am innocent of this man’s blood. Look to it yourselves. (Matt.27:24) Pilate - His Story
    • Leader: Let us pray:
      • All: Jesus, blind ambition is no stranger
      • in our lives.
      • Boys:
      • Without your help, we, like Pilate,
      • are capable of betraying the innocent.
      • Remind us that betraying the innocent
      • is betraying You.
    • Girls: May we never make others our scapegoats. Give us strength to say “No” to the group when we are pressured into being thoughtless and cruel to others. All: May the voices of the crowd never overpower the quiet voice of our conscience. Amen.
    • Leader: The Second Station Jesus Accepts His Cross We adore you, O Christ and we bless you All: Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
      • Leader: “ I will have him beaten
      • and then release him,” said Pilate.
      • All: “But all together they shouted out,
      • ‘ Away with this man. Release
      • Barabbas to us.’ ” (Luke 23:16, 18)
      • Barabbas - His Story -
    • Leader: Let us pray: All: Lord, it is all too easy to let someone else take the rap when I am the one who is guilty. Boys: You took the place of Barabbas, and you were innocent. Girls: You took our place on that Cross. We are guilty of sin, not you! All: Jesus, how wonderful is your love for us! At this present moment, we gratefully accept your gift and sacrifice which has freed us from the prison of sin and offered us new life. Amen.
    • Reflection
      • Power of Your Love
      Power of Your Love Power of Your Love
    • Leader: The Third Station Jesus Falls the First Time We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All: Because by your holy Cross
      • you have redeemed the world.
    • Leader: Herod and his soldiers treated Jesus cruelly and they mocked him. All: And after clothing him in royal purple, they took him back to Pilate. (Luke 23:11) Herod - His Story
    • Leader: Let us pray:
      • All:
      • Jesus, you struggled under the weight of the Cross,
      • and Herod called you a fool!
      • Boys:
      • Jesus, you are nobody’s fool!
      • You would not humor Herod.
      • Girls:
      • You did not take the easy way out.
      • Help us carry our daily crosses
      • with dignity and courage.
      • All:
      • Be our strength in times of trouble,
      • we ask you, Jesus.
    • Leader: The Fourth Station Jesus Meets His Mother
      • We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All: Because by your holy Cross you have
      • redeemed the world.
      • Leader:
      • Your Mother and your relatives are standing
      • outside and they wish to see you.
      • All:
      • Your Mother and your brothers and sisters
      • are those who hear the word of God and act
      • on it. ( Luke 8, 20-21)
      • Mary, Mother of Jesus - Her Story
    • Reflection Mary Did You Know
    • Leader: Let us pray:
      • Leader:
      • Lord of all creation, we find is difficult
      • to accept a world that includes violent,
      • selfish and deceitful people.
      • Boys:
      • When it seems impossible to make sense
      • out of the confusion of life, help us to do
      • what Mary did.
      • Girls:
      • Help us to cling to our faith and trust in you.
      • All:
      • We affirm your mysterious plan for our world: that ultimately
      • good will triumph over evil. Increase our faith, O God,
      • in you.
    • Leader: Let us pray:
      • All: Father,
      • Everyday I take a personal journey,
      • and sometimes in my decision-making
      • I face the cross.
      • Sometimes I am confronted with decisions
      • to choose for or against your ways.
      • Forgive the times I have done wrong.
      • Give me renewed strength to do what is right.
      • Inspire me to be a witness to the power
      • of the resurrection
      • and the power of hope in our world today.
      • Amen.
    • Leader: The Fifth Station Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross
      • We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All: Because by your Holy Cross
      • you have redeemed the world.
    • Leader: As they went out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon. All: “…. This man they pressed into service to help Jesus carry his cross.” (Matt.27:32) Simon – His Story
      • All: We, too, are often reluctant to help.
      • Boys: Sometimes we get angry and resent
      • having to get involved.
      • Girls: Sometimes we are just too busy
      • to stop and look around us, and see
      • other people’s needs.
      • All: Lord, open our hearts to the needs
      • of those who suffer.
    • Leader: The Sixth Station Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
      • We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All: Because by your holy Cross
      • you have redeemed the world.
    • Leader: “When did we see you a stranger and welcome you?” All: “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least of my brothers and sisters, you did it for me.” (Matt. 25:38,40) Veronica – Her Story
    • Reflection
      • Jesus, Lover of My Soul
      • YouTube - JESUS,Lover of my soul (it's all about You)
    • Leader: The Seventh Station Jesus Falls the Second Time
      • We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All:
      • Because by your holy Cross
      • you have redeemed the world.
    • Leader: The Eighth Station Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
      • We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All:
      • Because by your holy Cross
      • you have redeemed the world.
    • Leader: The Ninth Station Jesus Falls the Third Time
      • We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All:
      • Because by your holy Cross
      • you have redeemed the world.
    • Leader: The Tenth Station Jesus Is Stripped of his Garments
      • We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
      • All:
      • Because by your holy Cross
      • you have redeemed the world.