Good Friday Pilgrimage to occur on March 29


On Good Friday, March 29, Christians around the world will participate in pilgrimages that prayerfully reflect on the cross that was willingly carried by Jesus Christ. As in years past, the Pagosa Catholic Community is leading a Good Friday Pilgrimage, and the entire community is invited to participate.

The Put Hill Pilgrimage, led by Father Samuel Auta bearing a large cross, will begin at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary, located at 451 Lewis St. It will proceed up U.S. 160 with police escort and end at Pope John Paul II Catholic Church at 353 S. Pagosa Blvd.

Water stations will be located along the route.

Those who want to participate are encouraged to carry crosses. Whether walking a portion or the entire route, wearing comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire is recommended.

At the conclusion of the estimated two-hour pilgrimage, the community is invited to attend a 4:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the prayer garden behind Pope John Paul II Catholic Church. A Good Friday liturgy will take place inside the church starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Good Friday events are an opportunity for the entire Pagosa Springs community to unite in Christ. 

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