Way of the Cross procession with State Capitol in backgroundCatholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Joseph Cathedral will host their annual Way of the Cross downtown Good Friday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The procession begins at St. Joseph Cathedral, travels a 14-station route throughout the State Capitol grounds, returning to the steps of the Cathedral.  

The Way of the Cross is a symbolic pilgrimage highlighting the suffering of Christ in the world today through the poor, abandoned, abused, ill and homeless. It is an opportunity for the Baton Rouge faith community to come together for a day of united prayer. 

Check out this video from the 2010 Way of the Cross. 

This year, community advocates, church leaders, and representatives from local nonprofits will lead the crowd through the capitol grounds, stopping at each station to read the mysteries of Christ and reflect upon them as they relate to our world today through the suffering of the poor, illiterate, sick, imprisoned and unborn.  More than 300 people of all faiths are expected to attend. 

For any questions about the event, please call Catholic Charities  at 225-336-8770. 

Way of the Cross FAQ's

WHAT IS IT?

•An event sponsored by Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Joseph Cathedral provides an opportunity for people to come together to reflect upon the passion of Christ. 

•A walk through the Capitol Grounds that will symbolize a pilgrimage to the places of Christ’s suffering and death.

WHERE IS IT?

St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 401 Main Street, on the corner of Main and Fourth Streets, Baton Rouge. 

•Group travels a 14-station route to the Governor’s Mansion continuing back to the steps of the State Capitol, and ends at the Cathedral.

WHEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

•Good Friday, April 14, 2017

•9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHO IS INVITED?

•People of all faiths. 

•Just arrive at St. Joseph Cathedral at 9 a.m.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

•It is an opportunity for the community to unite, pray, and reflect on social injustices in our world today. 

•It inspires a sense of community.

MORE ABOUT CATHOLIC CHARITIES

•For almost 50 years, Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge has been providing life-sustaining services like adoption, senior employment, prison ministry and disaster relief to the Baton Rouge area and today is the number one referred-to agency by the Capital Area United Way Info Line. Visit www.CatholicCharititesBR.org for more information.  

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