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Way of the Cross to be held in downtown Baton Rouge

Way of the Cross to be held in downtown Baton Rouge

POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 6:04am

Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Cathedral will host their annual Way of the Cross downtown Good Friday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The procession will begin at St. Joseph Cathedral, travel a 14-station station route throughout the State Capitol grounds, and return 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.

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 Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry office at 225-336-8770 or visit 

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