Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
as you accepted your cross, you knew you would carry it to your death on Calvary. You knew it wouldn't be easy, but you accepted
it and carried it just the same.
As a child, sometimes I don't like the problems that come my way. Sometimes I try
to get others to take care of them or solve them for me. Sometimes I become upset and crabby when I'm asked to do even the
smallest thing to help others.
As an adult I sometimes feel like I'm not appreciated. Sometimes I feel as if I accept
more responsibility that I need to. I can feel sorry for myself, even though the crosses others carry are much larger than
my own. In my self-pity, I don't reach out to help.
My Jesus, Who by Thine own will didst take on Thee the most heavy
cross I made for Thee by my sins, oh, make me feel their heavy weight, and weep for them ever while I live.
Hail Mary.... Glory Be to the Father....
Leader - Jesus Christ Crucified.
All - Have mercy on Us.
Leader - May
the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.
All - Amen.