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Young Catholics Around Maine to Present Living Stations of the Cross

PORTLAND---Members of youth ministry and students at Maine Catholic schools will present the Living Stations of the Cross around the state leading up to Easter Sunday, April 1.

The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem to retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. They have been prayed for centuries, allowing Christians who are unable to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to spiritually follow in the steps that Jesus took from his arrest and judgment to his crucifixion, death, and burial.

The youth presentations are set for (alphabetical order by city/town):

Auburn
Students at Saint Dominic Academy will present the Living Stations of the Cross at the school's Auburn Campus, located on 121 Gracelawn Avenue, on Good Friday, March 30, at 11 a.m.

Augusta
Students at St. Michael School in Augusta will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Wednesday, March 28, at 6 p.m., and on Good Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. Both presentations will be held at St. Mary Church on 41 Western Avenue in Augusta.

Bangor
Students from All Saints School will lead the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at St. John Church on 217 York Street in Bangor.

Brunswick
Students at St. John's Catholic School will present the Living Stations of the Cross at St. John the Baptist Church, located on 37 Pleasant Street, on Good Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m.

Dover-Foxcroft
The youth of Our Lady of the Snows Parish (Dexter) and St. Agnes Parish (Pittsfield) will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, located on 43 High Street in Dover-Foxcroft.

Freeport
Youth from the Parish of the Holy Eucharist will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Jude Church on 134 Main Street in Freeport.

Gray
Youth from the Parish of the Holy Eucharist will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 16, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church on 24 North Raymond Road in Gray.

Pittsfield
The youth of Our Lady of Snows Parish in Dexter and St. Agnes Parish in Pittsfield will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. Location TBD. For more information, call (207) 924-7104.

Portland
The eighth-grade class from St. Brigid School will present the Living Stations of the Cross on the Wednesday of Holy Week (March 28) at St. Pius X Church on 492 Ocean Avenue in Portland following the 9 a.m. Mass.

Sanford
Students at St. Thomas School will lead the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church on 66 North Avenue in Sanford.

South Portland
Students from Holy Cross School will present the Living Stations of the Cross at Holy Cross Church, located on 124 Cottage Road in South Portland, on Good Friday, March 30, at 11 a.m.

Waterville
Students at Mount Merici Academy will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30, at 12:30 p.m. at the academy, located on 18 Mount Merici Avenue in Waterville.

Wells
Youth ministry members at Holy Spirit Parish will present the Living Stations of the Cross at St. Mary Church, located on 236 Eldridge Road in Wells, on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. A simple supper will be served by high schoolers in the church hall after the presentation.

Yarmouth
Youth from the Parish of the Holy Eucharist will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church on 326 Main Street in Yarmouth.

In addition, St. Bartholomew Parish in Cape Elizabeth will host a “kid-friendly” presentation of the Stations of the Cross on Tuesday, March 13, at 4:15 p.m. All families and children are invited to the event to be held at the church on 8 Two Lights Road.

Parishes often include the Stations of the Cross in their Lenten observances because it is a season in which believers are called to deeper prayer and to reflection upon Christ's passion and death. To view a listing of parishes offering the Stations of the Cross, including dates and times, click here.  This list will be continuously updated as presentations are added. The listings are a part of the special Lent section on the Diocese of Portland website which includes a Lenten calendar; resources for bible study, faith formation, and prayer; retreat information; and ways to share your gifts during Lent.