so that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.”
In the Votive Mass: We adore and praise our Lord Jesus Christ
because, by his Holy Cross, he has redeemed the world.
In making the “Way of the Cross,” we are struck by the certainty of two things: The destructive power of sin and the healing power of God’s love.
When we look upon Jesus, we see clearly the destructive power of sin and the sickness of our human family.
Brothers and Sisters,
The message of the Cross has been entrusted to us, so we may offer hope to the world. Yes, we are indeed living in joyful hope that God can transform our suffering into joy, our isolation into communion, and our death into life.
When we proclaim Christ Crucified, we are proclaiming not ourselves, but Him. “He is our life, our salvation and our resurrection; through Him we are saved and set free.” (cf. Gal 6:14)
As we begin this Way of the Cross, let Mary take each of us by the hand. Ask her for a bit of her humility and docility, so the Love of Christ Crucified will be able to enter our heart.
May Mary, our Holy Mother, the woman of faith, the woman of sorrows, lead us to her Son. May our faith make us loyal and faithful to Him.
We, the People of God, under the patronage of Maria Regina, Queen of Heaven and Earth, are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ in this time and in this place. As members of the Body of Christ we gather to worship at the Altar of the Lord in Word and Eucharist, in which we are nourished. From here we go forth as disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit to make the Good News of Jesus Christ alive in our world.