Gospel for March 22nd 2020, Fourth Sunday of Lent
This week, Jesus heals a man who was born blind. The Pharisees are not happy with Jesus, but the man Jesus heals comes to believe in Jesus.
Gospel Reflection for Kids
The Stations of the Cross are placed in most Churches to remind us of Jesus’ journey to the cross.
There is a tradition that every day, Our Lady would visit the different places that Jesus stopped during His passion. Over the years, other people would visit the Holy Land in Jerusalem and travel the same path that Jesus did when He carried His cross.
Not everyone can go to the Holy Land, though. So, instead, the Stations of the Cross were made, so everyone can meditate on Jesus’ passion and follow in his footsteps without actually going to the Holy Land.
There are the 14 Stations of the Cross:
- Jesus is condemned to death
- Jesus carries His cross
- Jesus falls for the first time
- Jesus meets His Mother
- Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry His cross
- Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
- Jesus falls for the second time
- Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem
- Jesus falls for the third time
- Jesus is stripped of His garments
- Jesus is nailed to the cross
- Jesus dies on the cross
- Jesus is taken down from the cross, and
- Jesus is laid in the tomb
The Mass is a celebration of Jesus’ passion and death. When we are at Mass and see the Stations, we can remember that life is a journey.
We are called to walk with Jesus on this journey, and He walks beside us carrying His own cross.Jesus helps us when our lives are difficult or painful and we can help Him by offering Him our prayers and sacrifices.