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: 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.
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