Students and families from Holy Family Elementary School and Parish joined forces with students and faculty from the Holy Trinity Diocesan High School Community to walk and pray through the Stations of the Cross as they keep vigil with Christ during holy week. The Stations of the Cross Walk on March 27 began at Holy Family Church at 5 p.m. and proceeded through the neighborhood that connects the two Hicksville school communities, ending back at Holy Family Parish and school.
This exercise in solidarity between the nursery through eighth grade students and families at Holy Family School and Parish and the ninth through 12th grade students at Holy Trinity High School, focuses on the journey Jesus took from his condemnation to his death.
Stations of the Cross refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion. The object of the stations is to help faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. The “stations” refer to a series of 14 images arranged in order along a path and the faithful travel from image to image, stopping at each station to say the selected prayers and reflections. The Stations of the Cross procession most commonly occurs during Lent, especially on Good Friday, in a spirit of reparation for the sufferings and insults that Jesus endured during his passion.
The joining of the Parish community with the communities from both schools is symbolic because it acknowledges that as members of Long Island’s Catholic community that we share one journey in faith.
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
—St. Francis of Assisi