The procession will start from St. Mary of Victories then head down Cedar to 1st Street, through the Archgrounds into downtown and back to St. Mary of Victories.

 See the below map of the procession:

Procession Map A

The 14th Annual Good Friday Way of the Cross will be held this year on March 30.  The procession starts at St. Mary of Victories Church in St. Louis t0 the Old Cathedral, then process to Kiener Plaza and back to St. Mary's via Broadway.

The event will begin and end at St Mary of Victories.  The procession will start following Morning Prayer and a couple readings.  The first two stations will be prayed in the Church building.  From there we will process out of St. Mary's Church to the courtyard where the third station will be prayed.

The procession then leads out of the courtyard down Cedar Street to 1st Street.   It heads north to Poplar Street, turns left onto Poplar Street to the southwest entrance of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, Gateway Arch park.  It will wind through the park to the Old Cathedral.  From the Old Cathedral, we will head to Kiener Plaza.  The 14th station will be read back at St. Mary's Church.


A Prayer for St. Mary of Victories

Our heavenly Father, / long ago you inspired our German forefathers in the Faith / to raise this beautiful house of prayer and sacrifice / in honor of your Son's most holy Mother, / Our Lady of Victories. Your Providence then brought many Hungarians here / under the co-patronage of the holy King, Saint Stephen. / We humbly place before you today / the spiritual and temporal needs of our historic church / and its present-day community. / Grant us the grace to discern your holy will, / and to fulfill  it zealously as faithful witnesses to the Gospel, / here in the old heart of our city, / for as long as it may please your Divine Majesty.

Saint Mary of Victories, pray for us!
 Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us!


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