Overcoming racism through stations of the cross

On Friday, March 25, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church will present a special version of Stations of the Cross from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside the church aimed at addressing racism.

The goal with these stations “is to relate the suffering of Jesus to crosses that are borne today by people who suffer unjustly because of the color of their skin or their national origin,” according to the church.

The hosts for the evening are members of the JustFaith community who concluded a study of faith and racial healing in small discussion groups last year. The group is also studying the U.S. Bishop’s letter on racism titled “Open Wide Our Hearts,: published in 2018.

For the stations, JustFaith volunteers will use a program developed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB); similar technology utilized in a video by Archbishop Jose Gomez in 2020.

For those interested in learning more about the stations or the JustFaith programs, contact OLA’s parish office at (909) 626-3596. OLA is located at 435 Berkeley Ave. in Claremont.

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