Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
your body is prepared for burial. Joseph gave you his own tomb. He laid your body there and rolled a large stone in front
of it, then went home. What a sad day it has been for so many people.
As a child, sometimes I try to keep everything
for myself. I find it hard to share my things with my brothers or sisters and with my friends.
As an adult, I can
be selfish too. I can accumulate things and keep them for myself. I try to make sure I have what I want before I share what
I have with anybody else.
Help me think of Joseph of Arimathea, who risked his own life as he accepted Jesus' body
for burial. Help me think of how Joseph loved Jesus so much that he gave him his own tomb.
My Jesus, beside Thy body
in the tomb I, too, would lie dead; but if I live, let it be for Thee, so as one day to enjoy with Thee in heaven the fruits
of Thy passion and Thy bitter death.
Our Father.... Hail Mary.... Glory be to the Father....
Leader - Jesus
AllHave mercy on Us.
Leader - May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest
All - Amen.
Stations of the Cross