All invited for Way of the Cross walk

Eve Lamb

Everyone is being invited to join the annual Way of the Cross walk when it makes its return in Castlemaine this Easter Good Friday.
“With all of the troubles that we’re seeing in Russia and the Ukraine at the moment and elsewhere in the world, it’s a great opportunity for the whole community to join in praying for peace,” St Mary’s Catholic parish priest Father Wahid Riad says ahead of the significant outdoors Easter event.
The Way of the Cross walk will recall the Gospel story of Jesus Christ’s walk carrying the cross and will feature 14 different stops around town representing the various stations of the cross.
Readings by leaders of various different churches and hymns will feature along the way with stops and blessings en route to include various churches throughout town, the town hall, market building and Victory Park.
“It’s nice for people to join in even if you are not a member of any particular faith,” Father Riad says.
“Not just members of all the churches, but all people of good will in the community are welcome to join in.”
Organised by local churches, the annual event has not been able to take place as usual over the past two years due to COVID and church leaders are particularly looking forward to the event’s return …

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.