Stations of the Cross – Artwork & Prayer during Covid19

Stations of the Cross – Artwork Challenge for all

As part of our Parish Holy Week Celebrations this year, we are setting an Artwork Challenge. Everyone, young and young at heart, be they from our parish or those who join us online from all over the world, are invited to draw/create/colour one of the 14 Stations of the Cross and send us a picture of it. We will select two sets of 14 original entries to be used during our online parish celebration of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 3pm and at 7.30pm. (For local entrants, there is even the chance to win an Easter Egg!)

Younger children and infants are invited to pick one of the 14 stations and colour in a pre-printed sheet available to view and download from the download section in the parish website below.

Click here to view and download artwork for children.

Older children and adults are asked to draw/paint/illustrate/re-create a station of their choice.

Please send a scan or photograph of the artwork to parishassembly@enniskeaneparish.ie by Tuesday 7th April so that we can include the best and most original in our Parish Stations of the Cross.

Please ensure your nam, your age (or ‘adult’) and the name/number of the station you have chosen are in the email.

Good Luck and best wishes to all!

The Stations of the Cross is a way of praying to God while focussing on the route that Jesus followed on Good Friday between the time he was condemned to death (Station 1) and when his body was laid in the tomb (Station 14). Each of the Stations is represented in our church walls by an image which is usually carved or drawn.

Stations of the Cross – Artwork Challenge for everyone

Artwork Challenge for teens and adults

Teens/Young people and adults may like to reflect on what a particular station means to you, or how it could be linked to our lives today and draw/paint/create an interpretation of the station. (Think about what the Way of the Cross would look like during our lifetime, with our current global concerns.)

The Stations of the Cross is a way of praying to God while focussing on the route that Jesus followed on Good Friday between the time he was condemned to death (Station 1) and when his body was laid in the tomb (Station 14). Each of the Stations is represented in our church walls by an image which is usually carved or drawn. 

For example, who is Simon (the man who helped Jesus carry his cross) in today’s reality? What does he look like? Veronica wiped the face of Jesus: Who is Veronica today? What’s that scene like today?

The 14 Stations of the Cross:

  1. Jesus is condemned to death
  2. Jesus carries His cross
  3. Jesus falls for the first time
  4. Jesus meets His mother, Mary
  5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
  6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  7. Jesus falls for the second time
  8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus falls for the third time
  10. Jesus is stripped of His clothes
  11. Jesus is nailed to the cross
  12. Jesus dies on the cross
  13. Jesus is taken down from the cross
  14. Jesus is placed in the tomb

So choose one to illustrate (or more if you like).

Please send a scan or photograph or a jpeg file of the artwork to parishassembly@enniskeaneparish.ie by Tuesday 7th April so that we can include the best and most original in our Parish Stations of the cross.
Please ensure your name and age and the name/number of the station you have chosen are in the email.
Good Luck and best wishes to all!

Pope Francis leads the world in prayer and blessing on Friday at 5pm

Pope Francis will lead an extraordinary global celebration of prayer on Friday 27th March at 5pm (Irish time) in Rome.  

Pope Francis will lead a global celebration of prayer from outside St. Peter’s Basilica on Friday 27th March at 5pm (Irish time). 

It will take place on the platform at the top of the steps in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica.  The ceremony will consist of readings from the Scriptures, prayers and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Then Pope Francis give his blessing Urbi et Orbi (to the City [of Rome] and to the world).  

During this prayer ceremony the Pope will grant to participants all over the world a plenary indulgence in the context of the Coronavirus. RTÉ, will facilitate the live broadcast of Pope Francis’ extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing on the RTE News Now Channel (Saorview channel 21; Virgin Media 200; Sky 521; Eir 500 and on the RTÉ News Now App.)

This global celebration is also available online to your phone or computer at the Vatican YouTube Channel.  This channel continues to stream the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis each day, the Angelus and other moments of prayer.  (It is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJHI8bI0LWg )

You can also watch it here:

POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR PRAYER ACROSS THE WORLD ON WED 25TH

The Vatican

Pope Francis has appealed to people to join him in a worldwide moment of prayer on Wednesday as the world battled the Civid19 pandemic. 

He asks members of all Christian confessions and the heads of Christian Churches and leaders of Christian communities to join in praying the Our Father together at noon on Wednesday, March 25, which on the Catholic calendar marks the Feast of the Annunciation, referring to the biblical scene when the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary announcing the birth of Jesus.

He also announced that on Friday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. local time he would preside over a prayer service in front of an “empty” St. Peter’s Square, which will include scripture readings and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At the end of the event, he will offer the traditional Urbi et Orbi, offering all who participate a plenary indulgence.

Watch these evnets live on Vatican TV here.

Praying at home

How do you pray at home alone or with family when you can’t go to Mass? This is a short service of prayer which can be prayed at home.

The mass leaflet for the coming weekend will be distributed in the Churches as normal, feel free to drop in and collect one.

There are other prayers and resources available on the Cork and Ross webpage.https://corkandross.org