Stations of the Cross

26 March 2015 | General Interest

Stations of the Cross

On Thursday 26 March, the whole College community stopped to retrace the final days of Jesus’ life that we refer to as the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross have a long history in our Catholic tradition that originated centuries ago when pilgrims visited the Holy Lands to retrace Jesus’ last hours of his death. On returning home, they sought to recreate this experience by marking the journey in a number of steps. Today the Stations of the Cross are  represented in churches by a series pictures, sculptures or even scriptural passages, like we have in our College Chapel. Each of these are intended to be “stopping points” where we can join Jesus along his journey through prayer, meditation and song.

Our dramatisation this year was produced by Mr Pomasan with his Year 9 Drama class accompanied by our College Choir under our Head of Music, Mr Morse and  readers, most of whom came from the College Vinnies Conference. 

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Our College community respectfully engaged in our liturgy particularly during parts where dialogue was from our actors in the crowd; truly powerful! This by far, has been one of the best representations of the Stations of the Cross at Thomas Carr College.

Many of our students and staff were moved with affirming feedback after the event. Some reflections are included below.

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What a fantastic job you and your team did in presenting the Stations of the Cross this morning. Everything, from the music, the drama, the slide show, was well considered and coordinated and it certainly made me reflect on the importance of this event” - Marcella O’Connor

“I wanted to pass on my congratulations for the most wonderful and uplifting Stations of the Cross I have seen at Thomas Carr College. The combination of the acting,  music and audio visuals were amazing. The Thomas Carr College community were terrific as well, even with the performers seated amongst the students.   A privilege to witness and be part of “– Georgiana Weir

“What a wonderful ‘Stations of the Cross’ this morning, I find it hard to put into words how moving and sincere the re-enactment was, and I commend all the students for the way they conducted themselves with reverence and sincerity” - Joan Lewin”

It was a great pleasure to be witnessing such a beautiful re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross from our students in Year 9. It was  moving and emotional. The stations were described perfectly and the students performed very well. The hymns were very appropriate for this solemn occasion. I am grateful and delighted to be part of a Catholic School. – Tina Alphonso

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