Stations of the Cross

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross (Latin: Via Crucis), refers to a series of images depicting Christ on the day of His crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The stations grew out of imitations of the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, which is a traditional processional route symbolising the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary. The objective of the Way of the Cross is to make a spiritual pilgrimage by contemplating of the Passion of Christ.

The Stations of the Cross is prayed at the following times and locations in Santa Cruz County:


12:15pm – Resurrection in Aptos

6pm – Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz (followed by Soup Supper)

6:15pm – Our Lady, Help of Christians in Watsonville (preceded by 5:30pm Soup Supper)

6:30pm – Saint Joseph in Capitola

7pm – Holy Cross in Santa Cruz (3pm on Good Friday in the Mission Chapel)

7pm – Christ Child in Los Gatos (following the 6:30pm Soup Supper)