This year the Lenten Pilgrimage to the cross at Santa Cruz hill will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017. We will gather at the foot of the hill at 10:00 am to pray the rosary. After praying for a safe climb, we will ascend the hill reciting and singing the Stations of the Cross. At the top we offer prayers of intention and thanksgiving. There will be a group picture taken at the conclusion of the gathering. Afterwards, all are invited to join us for fellowship and lunch.
This year marks the 10th consecutive year (12 total) of our annual pilgrimage. After the death of Severina Rodriguez, the beloved matriarch of the Rodriguez family (Cecilio Jr.'s paternal grandmother) on March 3, 2002, the Rodriguez family gathered in Rio Grande City one year later to honor and remember her. Climbing Santa Cruz hill to the cross, we prayed as a family in her memory. In 2007, the family gathered once more, on the fifth anniversary of her passing. Every year following, the pilgrimage has continued annually, as a way of entering into the season of Lent with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sacrifice of our Lord.
We invite everyone who would like to begin the Lenten Season with a deeper connection to the Passion of our Lord. Families are encouraged to participate as a way of teaching our children the true meaning of preparing our hearts and minds for the coming of our Lord at Easter.
For more information, please contact Mari at 956-655-0049 or at email@example.com