March 26, 1999
The Ecumenical Council of San Diego County will sponsor the eight annual Good Friday Walk with the Suffering/Stations of the Cross beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 2 at the County Health Building, 1700 Pacific Highway.
The event features a procession through the downtown area with stops at various public institutions to reflect and pray about those who are suffering today crime victims and those in prison, domestic violence victims, immigrants, victims of war and torture, the hungry, the homeless, those without access to health care, and those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or mental illness.
Students from University of San Diego High School will portray Jesus and the women and soldiers who followed Him to Calvary on Good Friday. At each stop, leaders from various Christian congregations and students from local Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal and evangelical Christian high schools will present a brief reflection and prayer.
The students will act out the various stations at each site on the back of a flatbed truck during the reflections and prayers. The procession lasts about two and a half hours and covers two and half miles in the downtown area. Among the sites to be visited are the County Administration Building, State Office Building, Horton Plaza, the Federal Building, Metropolitan Correctional Center, County Courthouse, and the pier at the end of Broadway.
Organizations represented will include the Center for Urban Ministry, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, USD Campus Ministry, and AIDS Chaplaincy. The public is invited to participate. Limited parking will be available on the north end of the County Building parking lot.