Outdoor “Way of the Cross” prayer walk will again be held in Saskatoon on Good Friday morning

Palliative care was the focus of prayers and reflection at the at one of the Stations of the Cross during last year's Good Friday prayer event in downtown Saskatoon. (2023 file photo by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

The Good Friday “Way of the Cross” outdoor prayer walk will again be held in Saskatoon, with hundreds again expected to turn out to follow the cross as it is carried to 14 stations to pray and reflect on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.

This public witness of faith on a day marked by Christians around the world will begin at about 10 a.m. on Good Friday morning, March 29, 2024, starting in front of the Court of King’s Bench building on Spadina Crescent in Saskatoon.

The prayer walk takes  approximately 90 minutes, ending at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr. East.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free public event, which in past years has involved hundreds of people peacefully walking, praying and singing through the city streets.

The prayer walk commemorates the events of Good Friday, with prayers centring on 14 “stations” that mark different moments on the day that Jesus Christ died on the cross, using the scriptural Stations of the Cross established by Pope St. John Paul II.

At each station, reflections and prayers focus on connecting the suffering and death of Jesus to the injustice and the suffering experienced by so many in our world today, describes organizer Myron Rogal, Coordinator of Justice and Peace in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

A large wooden cross is carried from station to station by representatives of different Christian churches, youth groups, justice organizations and community advocacy groups – with a different group leading the prayers at each of the 14 stations. Concerns addressed in prayer at each of the different stations include such things as poverty, persecution, war, injustice, racism, and those who are left out of our society.


Kiply Lukan Yaworski is the Communications Coordinator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon: rcdos.ca