NE Residents will gather in this annual public prayer to recall the pain and suffering of Jesus in connection with the pain and suffering of the many living in Portland today.
2941 NE Ainsworth Portland, OR
March 30th, 2018
The walk of the cross has been an annual event in Portland for over 30 years. The walk will begin with at Ainsworth United Church of Christ with an opening service led by Rev. Cecil Prescod. Participants will then walk to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, making 14 stops along the way. Each stop will connect part of Jesus’s walk with his cross, to a social injustice that our communities face today. Gun Violence, Police Accountability, Sexual Assault, Racism, Housing, Immigration, and HIV are some of the issues that will be addressed. Most stations will approach the issue through a personal story of someone within one of our communities
All Portland Residents are invited to this public prayer. We especially encourage people with children to attend with the whole family. The Christian faith is formed best in children when they can easily draw the connection between the Scriptures and “real life”.
There will be a collection taken, proceeds of which will be donated to Don’t Shoot PDX to help them continue their valuable work. Also there will be some wheelchairs and volunteers to push them, available for those who want to participate but who are not able to walk the route.
For more information contact
St. Charles Catholic Church
You can also RSVP and tell your loved ones about the walk by going to our Face Book Event Here You can also find a printable copy of the flier in Spanish, Vietnamese and English Here
Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the Eucharist.
St. Vincent DePaul