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Good Friday is observed in several ways at St. Francis.  You are invited to attend any of these services to continue your Lenten journey.

goodfriday12 Noon Good Friday Liturgy
We begin the Good Friday Liturgy in the same way we ended the Maundy Thursday Liturgy: in silence. We move from the Last Supper, the stripping and humiliation, to the cross and the tomb. The Good Friday Liturgy is marked by somber reflection on the love of God revealed in the self-offering of the Crucified Christ. We focus on the large wooden crucifix that looms behind the stripped altar. The service ends as we entered, in silent reflection on Christ’s Passion for our salvation.
12 Noon Children’s Walk to Calvary
Children meet with Father Wismer in Wheatcroft Parish Hall to participate in their own journey of the Stations of the Cross. This is an interactive experience, and families are welcome to participate with their children.

This year, we are asking out 6th graders to take on the responsibility of organizing and giving leadership. All children and youth are welcome to participate by signing up here: WALK TO CALVARY

The Walk to Calvary takes place at the same time as the Liturgy of Good Friday service in the church, so parents may drop off their children (ages 6 and older) in the Parish Hall and may attend the Good Friday Service in the church.
1 p.m. The Seven Last Words of Jesus
Jesus Christ made seven final statements during his last hours on the cross. These phrases are held dear by followers of Christ because they offer a glimpse into the depth of his suffering and faithfulness to God to accomplish redemption for us all. The use of these seven sayings in Good Friday Liturgy has been a tradition since the 16th century. The service is divided into seven segments, each focusing on one of the final statements with silent meditation and complimentary hymns to help us reflect on the duality of Christ’s divinity and humanity in his sacrifice.
2 p.m. Stations of the Cross
This service takes the faithful on a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death. The Celebrant travels to each of the 14 scenes (stations) placed around the church with readings, prayers and congregational responses reflecting upon each. Between each station, there will be appropriately reflective music by our orchestra and singers.
Last Published: February 9, 2018 5:44 PM
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