April 13, 2022
“Jesus’ walk to Calvary is like our own life’s journey. On the way to death, Jesus showed us how to live and how to die. We cannot be resurrected with Christ unless we also die with him. It is by carrying our own crosses that we know God’s mercy and love. So, as we go on this journey with our Lord, let us feel what he felt; hurt as he hurt; and love as he loved. – prelude to the living Stations of the Cross at the Church of Mary, Queen of Peace.
As Lent draws to a close, thousands of students enrolled in local Catholic schools and parochial schools of religious instruction prepare for the most solemn and moving prayer event of the liturgical year: the living way of the cross.
During Holy Week 2022, seventh grade students at Mary, Queen of Peace School will perform the Living Stations twice: in front of their classmates and teachers on Maundy Thursday (April 14 at 1 p.m. in the church) ; and a second Living Stations for parishioners outside the church on Good Friday (April 15 at 1:30 p.m.). Mary, Queen of Peace Church is located at 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville.
The school’s religious education coordinator, Nancy Waguespack, invited the Clarion Herald to take these photos during a dress rehearsal held earlier this week. Waguespack said Mary, Queen of Peace, seventh graders have had the honor of re-enacting the passion and death of Christ over the past 10 years.
(Photos by Beth Donze, Clarion Herald; to see additional photos, please visit our Facebook page)