Baton Rouge, La—The annual Way of the Cross, hosted by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Cathedral, is returning this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The Way of the Cross will be held in Downtown Baton Rouge on Good Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The procession will begin at St. Joseph Cathedral, travel a 14-station route throughout the State Capitol grounds, and return to the steps of the Cathedral. The Most Rev. Michael Duca, Bishop of Baton Rouge, will be in attendance.
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.
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. In past years, more than 300 people of all faiths have attended the event.
For any questions about the event, please call the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge office at 225-336-8770 or visit www.CatholicCharitiesBR.org.
WHAT IS IT?
- An event sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge that 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 15, 2022
- 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.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge services are provided regardless of religion in a 12-parish region. For over 60 years, CCDBR has been providing life-sustaining services like adoptions, transitional housing, prison ministry, refugee services, and disaster management, just to name a few. CCDBR is a member of Capital Area United Way and Catholic Charities USA.