The Stations of the Cross for the Coronavirus Pandemic, written by Maribeth Hopps of Bay City, prayed by the Most Rev. Robert D. Gruss and produced by the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, will soon be shared around the globe on EWTN, the world’s largest religious media network.
EWTN has a reach of a quarter-billion people in 140 countries.
People living throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Pacific Rim, Africa and India will have opportunities to pray the Stations this Friday, April 3, and also Good Friday, April 10.
When to Watch (Eastern Time)
In the United States, the Stations of the Cross for the Coronavirus Pandemic will air on EWTN April 3 at 7 a.m., and on Good Friday, April 10, at both 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. In the United States, EWTN is available through most cable and satellite providers with a reach of around 70 million households.
“We are humbled and honored that EWTN is sharing these Stations of the Cross with their viewers,” Bishop Gruss said. “This is truly a time in which we must turn to the Lord with deep faith. So we trust and pray that the Lord will use them to bring hope and healing in the midst of this worldwide pandemic.”
Turning Hearts and Minds Upward
The Stations of the Cross for the Coronavirus Pandemic connect COVID-19 with the Passion of Christ. They speak to the heart of our shared human experience, uniting our suffering with the cross and turning hearts and minds upward.
Since the release of the Stations of the Cross for the Coronavirus Pandemic on March 20, requests to pray and record them have come in daily from across the country and around the world. It has been a blessing to share them with all who have asked, as we unite ourselves in prayer for an end to the current suffering.