Harlem Vicariate Sponsors Third Annual Way of the Cross

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NEW YORK — The Catholic Ministries of the Central Harlem Vicariate of theArchdiocese of New York will be sponsoring its Third Annual Harlem Good Friday Way of the Cross on April 2.

The two-hour Way of the Cross will begin at 10 a.m. at the northeastern corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street and proceed north to West 135th Street.

The procession will stop every two blocks to observe two Stations of the Cross and reflect on these stations in the light of themes appropriate to the Harlem community, said Neil O’Connell, OFM, campus minister of Lehman College in the Bronx.

The Way of the Cross will conclude at noon with a fifteenth station, commemorating the resurrection.

Participating Catholic ministries of the Central Harlem Vicariate are the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, All Saints Church, St. Aloysius Church, St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Joseph of the Holy Family Church, St. Mark the Evangelist Church, Blessed Edmund Rice High School, the Franciscan Handmaids of Mary and the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement. Each station is sponsored by a different ministry, said Neil, who is coordinating the event.

More information about the Good Friday event can be obtained by contacting Neil by phone at 212-678-0940 or by e-mail at neilofm1937@aol.com.