Stations of the Cross

The staging of the 7th Annual Stations of the Cross passion play took place at Rosebud Campus on Thursday 4 April.

This ancient tradition stems back to the 4th Century C.E. Pilgrims journeying to the Holy Land would re-enact the last stages of the life of Jesus. Since that time Catholics and Christians alike have commemorated this event in prayer, music in movement. Despite its long tradition, it is still relevant to the faithful of today – as Pope Francis tells us, “The Cross of Christ bears the suffering and the sin of mankind, including our own. Jesus accepts all this with open arms, bearing on his shoulders our crosses and saying to us: "Have courage! You do not carry your cross alone! I carry it with you. I have overcome death and I have come to give you hope, to give you life.” (Address, World Youth Day, Way of the Cross, July 26, 2013)

Under beautiful, sunny skies the students, staff and friends of the Rosebud Campus participated. For the first time, Jesus was played by a Year 9 leader. Liam Wallace, Teresa House Captain, played the role with poise and dignity. New also this year were our two drummers who lead the procession.

Congratulations go to all Rosebud Campus students who participated in the journey in prayerful respect.

Thank you to the music department, especially Mrs Tania Edwards for the hard work put into making the event sound so good. Speaking of sound, Mr Robb Dabbs was responsible for making the event audible and did an incredible job. Thank you to the Rosebud staff who assisted me with the staging.

Wishing you all peace in this Easter Season.

 

Peter O'Halloran
Rosebud Faith Coordinator