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Way of the Cross for Children

FIRST STATION: JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD.

Pilate says that Jesus must die, even though He has done nothing wrong. We should try and remember Our Good Lord Jesus when people blame us for things that we did not do. Think about how Jesus did not talk back to Pilate, He remained silent we ask him for the grace to be like Him when we are wrongly accused.


SECOND STATION: JESUS ACCEPTS HIS CROSS.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD.

Jesus carries the cross because of our sins, because of all the many times that I have listened to the devil instead of listening to Jesus. We also have to carry our crosses. The crosses that I have to carry may be something that I don’t like to do, that I don’t like to eat, but seeing what Jesus has done for me, I also want to carry my cross and do something for Him.


THIRD STATION: JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD.

Jesus was weak and tired and he falls on the ground with His heavy cross, but He gets himself up again. When we fall into sin, we too like Jesus can get up again by going to confession and trying to be a true friend of His.


FORTH STATION: JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD.

Many people came up to Jesus and called Him very bad things. They laughed at Him and they would even Him. Then Jesus meets His Mother. She comes close to Him and tells Him that She is by His side and this helps Jesus to keep going.


FIFTH STATION: SIMON HELPS JESUS TO CARRY THE CROSS.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD.

The soldiers saw that Jesus was weak and so they pulled Simon out of the crowed to help Him. Are we always ready to help others when they need us? Jesus smiles at us as he smiled at Simon when we do so.


SIXTH STATION: VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD.

Jesus’ face was filled with cuts and blood. A lady called Veronica wiped His face to try and make Him feel better. Jesus in the Bible said that when we help others it’s like helping Jesus Himself. We ask Him to help us to be like Veronica and to try and make others feel better.


SEVENTH STATION: JESUS FALLS THE SECOND TIME.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

Jesus falls on the dusty ground once again but He gets up and keeps walking. He knows that He must die on the Crosss so that the doors of heaven will be opened and we can live there one day with Him forever.


EIGHTH STSTION: JESUS MEETS THE WOMEN.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

When the women saw how much Jesus was suffering they started to cry but Jesus told them not to cry for Him. Everytime that we sin and we hurt Jesus we should cry because we are hurting Him who is so good to us but we must not forget that He is always willing to forgive us.


NINTH STATION: JESUS FALLS THE THIRD TIME.

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

Our sins make Jesus’ cross heavier and He falls once again. It was difficult for Jesus to get up from the ground but He did it because He loves us. We can say to Jesus “ Lord, even when I fall and mistakes gives e the strength to try again and again.


TENTH STATION: JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

When Jesus reaches Calvary, the soldiers take his clothes off Him. Jesus would have felt very embarrassed. Jesus also feel embarrasses when He sees that we do not dress well.


ELEVENTH STATION: JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

The soldiers nailed Jesus hands and feet to the Cross. Just think how He suffered. Our sins put Jesus on the Cross. Imagine how his mother Mary looked at her son dying on the Cross for love of us.


TWELFTH STATION: JESUS DIES

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

Before Jesus died he forgave the soldiers. He did everything that His Father wanted Him to do for the world. Then he bowed his head and died. We too bow our heads, close our eyes and say thank you to Jesus for dying for us.


THIRTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS REMOVED FORM THE CROSS

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

They take Jesus from the Cross and they put Him in His mothers arms. Just like when Jesus was a little baby. Mary wiped away the blood and cleaned the cuts that covered the body of Jesus.


FOURTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS BURIED

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

Jesus’ friend Joseph took the body of Jesus and laid it in the tomb. They rolled a large stone in front of the tomb and then sadly went home. Our Lady never lost her hope in Jesus. She knew that in three days he will rise from the dead.


FIFTEENTH STATION: THE RESURRECTION

READER: WE ADORE YOU, OH CHRIST, AND WE PRAISE YOU.
ALL: BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD

The tomb is empty. Jesus rose from the dead. He is alive and He lives in our hearts, He lives inside of us. When we remember that Jesus is risen we must be happy and filled with Joy because now He is with us forever.

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