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WHEN MANY CHURCH congregations are dwindling
and traditional rituals are losing their foothold,
the ancient practice of walking in the footsteps
of Jesus, figuratively, saw people of all ages join
together at Kilaben Bay on 10 April. The Ecumenical
Way of the Cross has been a diocesan event for
some forty years.
A feature this year was the 'adoption' by fourteen
diocesan schools of one 'station' each. These
stations, marked by white crosses, chart Jesus'
passage from the Last Supper to the Resurrection.
Students from both primary and secondary schools
enacted the events in ways that were creative,
dramatic and reverent. Participant Rodney Knock said,
"It is amazing how efficient, sincere and effortless
the pupils were."
Mawa Stephen Luka, chaplain to the Hunter African
Catholic community, addressed the crowd at the 12th
station. Reflecting on the Jesus story and the plight
of those who are refugees, he said, "It is for me and
you to give a hand to them."
embraced by all ages
Students of St Patrick s Swansea portrayed
Jesus meeting the women of Jerusalem.
Fr Ian Howar th, Bishop Peter Stuar t, Bishop Michael
Malone and Fr John Tobin blessed the gathering.
Sharon and Nathan Beckett of Kotara
and their children Isabella and Aidan
walked the Way of the Cross.
By TRACEY EDSTEIN
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