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 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.


Bishop Fintan Gavin has written to all priests in the diocese requesting “that the celebration of a public Mass with a congregation be discontinued also on weekdays”, until further notice.

During this time, Fr Tom Hayes will offer Mass each day privately for the intention that has already been assigned to the Mass.

“In light of the continuing measures to protect public health announced by the Government including the requirement that the attendance at any event such as Mass must not exceed 100 people and that social distancing should be exercised, I now extend the request that the celebration of a public mass with a congregation be discontinued also on weekdays.  This also applies to Station Masses.  You may inform people of this at Mass on tomorrow Monday March 16th which will be the last public Mass with a congregation, apart from funerals and weddings, until further notice.

“I would encourage each priest to continue to celebrate Mass privately for the people of the parish and, where available, to have it broadcast via webcam.  My hope is that the people of your parish, while not able to join you physically, could join you spiritually in that Mass.  Mass will continue to be live-streamed each day from the Cathedral at

“Churches will remain open for private prayer.  Prayer resources are presently being prepared which people can use in their homes and should be available soon on the diocesan website.  

“Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms can continue to be celebrated.  I would encourage you to keep such celebrations to immediate family and close friends. The health authority’s norms on limiting attendance at indoor gatherings to 100 people and the norms regarding social distancing are strictly binding on all.

I urge you to take every precaution with your own health.  In these difficult times, we keep one another and those we serve in our prayers and we continue to offer Christ’s message of comfort and hope in whatever way we can.”