32nd Annual Good Friday Pilgrimage

 

The  Good Friday Pilgrimage is an interfaith, walking reflection based on the traditional Christian prayer experience called Stations of the Cross. It is a tradition, synonymous with Lent, Holy Week, and especially Good Friday, in which we remember the suffering Jesus Christ endured on the day He was crucified.

People of all faiths will join in this pilgrimage to visit 14 urban sites throughout downtown Atlanta and reflect upon Christ’s suffering in relation to current social justice issues. This multilingual walking prayer is a moving experience that includes scripture readings, reflections, prayer and music. 

This year’s pilgrimage will take place on April 6, 2012. We will gather on the steps of the State Capital at 8:45am and begin our journey with an opening prayer at 9am by Archbishop Gregory.  We will conclude at approximately 12:30pm at the crypt of Martin Luther King, Jr. and buses will be available to return participants to our start point.  Participants are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation as parking is limited. The route is considered wheel chair accessible, but please keep in mind that not all of the sidewalks along the route are smooth or wide.

The Good Friday Pilgrimage is sponsored by Social Justice Ministry, a program of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, which is rooted in the Gospel and supports local efforts of education and advocacy. Grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, the program promotes transformation of individuals, parishes, and the larger community to answer the call to love of God and love of neighbor.

Download the flyer to spread the word about the Good Friday Pilgrimage in your community!

 

At this time volunteers are needed to help with the scripture readings and music at each of the 14 stations.  Adult and teen lectors, parish musicians, and school music groups are encouraged to contact Kat Doyle, Director of Social Justice Ministries, at kdoyle@archatl.com for more information or to volunteer.

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The Church at Chapelhill - Atlanta Campus Saturday, Dec. 19, 10a.m.-12. 
4330 Washington Road, Atlanta, GA

DeKalb County will host its latest free food distribution event this weekend, handing out a total of about 3,700 boxes of meat and produce to residents in need.

Each package of food will include a 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a bag of ground beef or chicken hindquarters.

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Former K-Mart store parking lot

5597 Buford Highway NE, Doraville

Buck Godfrey Stadium

2817 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur

James R. Hallford Stadium

3789 Memorial College Ave., Clarkston

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

6400 Woodrow Road, Stonecrest

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