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Faith THE WAY OF THE CROSS Walls of St. Ann’s Church adorned with sculptures depicting Christ’s journey Stations of Cross help Roman Catholics remember Christ’s crucifixion

Sculptures: The iron and bronze sculptures adorning the walls of St. Ann’s sanctuary were designed and primarily created in 1968 by artist, George Conkey, an art teacher at MSU. Conkey died before he could complete the Stations, and his wife, Michael, and his art student Lyndon Pomeroy finished the project.

BY PAULA J. MCGARVEY for The Montana Standard


f all the services, ceremonies, rites and rituals within the Christian Church, there is, perhaps, none is so poignant as the Roman Catholic observation of “The Way of the Cross.” Since the early 1200s, the devotion has been an integral part of Lenten services within the Church. More commonly referred to as the Stations of the Cross, the service commemorates 14 events, which led up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. “It was popularized by St. Francis of Assisi, who also popularized the Christian Creche,” said the Rev. Tom Haffey, pastor at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Haffey described the Stations as a paraliturgical service, created in Medieval Europe to help those who were unable to make the pilgrimage to the Holy Land experience and

Station One: Jesus is condemned to death

Station Two: Jesus carries his Cross

THE REV. TOM HAFFEY is shown in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Butte sanctuary, seated below metal wall sculptures depicting several of the Stations of the Cross. The church holds a weekly Stations of the Cross service throughout the Lenten Season. The Good Friday Station of the Cross service is scheduled for April 22 at 3 p.m.

gain understanding of the circumstances surrounding Christ’s crucifixion. During the service, people combine prayer and scripture to recount Christ’s journey to Calvary and relive the events that occurred during the solemn procession leading up to Christ’s death on

the Cross. Haffey said St. Ann’s observes the Stations each Friday during Lent, with a final service held on Good Friday at 3 p.m., which draws upward of 200 people. “It’s a reverant way to recall the passion of the Lord,” he said.

Haffey said the he made the pilgrimage to Israel in 1999 and walked in Christ’s footsteps along “The Way of the Cross.” “It’s a touching spiritual experience. The Cross is such a powerful symbol because it’s about surrender to God in a world

Station Three: Jesus falls the first time

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United Methodist Easter Services SUNRISE SERVICE

April 24 - 6:30 a.m. Granite Memorial N. Main St.

(If weather interferes, service will be at Trinity UMC)


April 24 - 7:00 a.m. - Trinity UMC 971 N. Main - 723-7966


April 24 - 10:00 a.m. - Mt. View UMC

Schedules for Butte:

203 W. Quartz - 723-7966

ANGLICAN Christ Church Anglican, Blaine Community Center, 975 N. Main St.

Sunday, April 17: Palm Sunday service with Holy Communion, 10 a.m., free Easter egg hunt for children under 13 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a hot dog lunch Thursday, April 21: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Friday, April 22: Good Friday service, noon Sunday, April 24: Resurrection Celebration, 10 a.m. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Journey Assembly of God, 2055 Florence

Sunday, April 24: Easter Breakfast, 9:30 a.m., followed by multimedia Easter Service at 10:30 a.m. BAPTIST First Baptist, 201 W. Broadway, corner of Montana Street

Sunday April 24: Easter Service, 11 a.m. with guest quartet “Accounted For” providing musical inspiration CATHOLIC Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 4400 Continental Drive

Thursday, April 21: Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday, April 22: Good Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Easter Vigil, 9:45 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Easter Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1500 Cobban

Saturday, April 16: Palm Sunday Service, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Palm Sunday Services, 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18-20: Services, 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 20: Tenebrae Service, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Holy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. Friday, April 22: Good Friday Service, 12:15 p.m.


April 24 - 10:30 a.m. - Aldersgate UMC Worship Service & Children’s Sunday School Egg Hunt

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1621 Thornton Ave. 782-2425


FA I T H Stations ... Continued from Page C1

STATION FOUR: Jesus meets his afflicted mother

STATION NINE: Jesus falls a third time

STATION FIVE: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his Cross

STATION TEN: Jesus is stripped of his clothes

STATION FOURTEEN: Jesus is laid in the tomb

Time to gain perspective Insights BY THE

REV. LANNY ROUNDS “… and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” — Matthew 28:20

“… If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” — Romans 8:31-32

even seeing or reading — unable to react to the news of the death of thousands with anything more than a sigh and the click of a key on our keyboards. Third, we can pull back, look away and try to ignore the onrush of the world around us by refusing to access the news points available to us in an attempt to save our sanity and help us cope. And finally, we can prayerfully invite the God of the Bible who promised, “I am with you always,” (Matthew 28:20) to go with us; to lead us through our days and through the onslaught of all of the news and information going on around us. Not too surprisingly, God, and God alone, has the full and true perspective on all of life (and the news about it). We would be wise to seek that perspective. We would also be wise to invite God through His Son Jesus Christ to make His heart known to us so that we might learn to live our lives with circumspection and compassion.

STATION SIX: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

STATION ELEVEN: Jesus is nailed to the Cross

Cross ... Continued from Page C1 that’s obsessed with power and control,” he said. Haffey said that though the Stations may be somber, the ultimate message is forgiveness. “It’s always connected with the Resurrection, so we can never talk about

STATION SEVEN: Jesus falls the second time

STATION TWELVE: Jesus dies on the Cross

STATION EIGHT: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

STATION THIRTEEN: The body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross

it (the Crucifixion) without the hope of the Resurrection,” he said. Haffey said the Easter candle is the same candle used in other important observations within the Catholic Church. “The Easter candle, the Baptism candle and the candle we put out at the funeral are all the same candle because it is all the same story — birth, death, resurrection,” he said.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule Holy Thursday, April 21 Mass - 7:00 pm @ St. Patrick Adoration following Mass until Midnight

Good Friday, April 22 Stations - 12:10 pm @ St. Joseph Service - 7:00 pm @ St. Patrick

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, April 23 Mass - 8:00 pm @ St. Patrick

Easter Sunday, April 24 7:30 am @ St. Joseph 9:15 am - Immaculate Conception 11:00 am - St. Patrick NO 7:00 PM MASS

Butte Catholic Community North

St. Patrick’s - 329 W. Mercury St. Joseph’s - Corner of Utah & Second St. Immaculate Conception - Corner of Caledonia & Western Ave.

Today we live in a world of nearly instant and constant information and news. Wars, earthquakes, tsunamis and tragedies worldwide demand our attention and energy. In fact the sheer flood of it all forces each of us into one of several responses. First, there are those who dwell on all of the news until they worry themselves to a frazzle, unable to sleep or function. The toll on our physical health can be alarming. Second, we can try to take it all in, but in the Pastor Lanny Rounds process of doing so we serves the First become numb to the true Presbyterian Church in impact of what we’re Butte.

Join us at First Baptist Church this Easter at 11 AM for a special Holiday Concert with Accounted For Our #1 mission is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the medium of music, that souls may be saved. Galations 3:6-7 reads: Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. This is the verse we chose our name from. Praise the Lord for His indescribable gift of Jesus Christ, our Advocate. If you have enormous trials and struggles, we pray that the Lord will reveal something new about Himself to you through us and strengthen your walk.

The First Baptist Church of Butte 201 W. Broadway St. • 406-723-4277



Catholic youth ‘Called to Rise’ Holy Spirit Parish Y.P.I.C. (Young People in Christ) high school youth ministry members attended the annual CYC Catholic Youth Conference in Helena last weekend. The annual conference gathers youth and adult youth ministry leaders from throughout the Helena Diocese. This year more than 400 participants gathered to reflect on the conference theme “Called To Rise.” The weekend is filled with youth activities,a breakout session and keynote speakers. The high point of the weekend is a Saturday evening Mass with Bishop George Thomas, followed by a celebration dance. The conference ended on Sunday with youth and adults being challenged to “Rise Up” and be COURTESY PHOTO MEMBERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN CHRIST at Holy Spirit Church attend disciples of Christ in their homes, schools and community. the annual Catholic Youth Conference in Helena last weekend.

Special Easter music at First Baptist Church BY PAULA J. MCGARVEY

Alaska — playing to groups ranging in size from 15 to 700. The group Churches all over the describes their repertoire city will be filled with of songs as “a fun loving inspirational hymns and mixture of hymns, song on Easter morning old-time convention as they celebrate the harmonies, a few toeresurrection of Jesus tappers.” Christ. The group includes In this tradition, Glenda and Peter Milne Butte’s First Baptist of Whitepine and their Church Church, 201 W. son Pete “PT” Milne and Broadway, on the corner Dana Burns of Kalispell. of Montana Street, will be hosting the Gospel The group has released quartet, “Accounted For,” a CD entitled “This Ole on April 24 at their 11 House.” a.m. Easter service To learn more about The group has played the group, visit their all over the United States, website at from Massachusetts to for The Montana Standard

Holy Week ... Continued from Page C1 Saturday, April 23: Easter Vigil, 9:45 p.m. Sunday April 24: Easter Services, 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 2100 Farragut

Thursday, April 21: Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22: Good Friday Mass at 12:10 p.m., Note: there will be no 8:45 a.m. Mass on Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Note: There will be no 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Easter Vigil, 9:45 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Easter Sunday, 8 and 11 a.m. LUTHERAN Gloria Dei Lutheran, 2300 Florence

Sunday, April 17: Palm Sunday service, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21: Maundy Thursday Potluck, 6 p.m., followed by worship — bring a dish to share (A-H dessert; I-Q main dish; and R-Z a salad or vegetable dish) Friday, April 22: Good Friday Worship, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Early Easter Worship,8:30 a.m., Breakfast, 9 a.m. with offering for Bible Camp scholarships, Easter Worship Service, 11 a.m.

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC COMMUNITY Holy Week Mass Schedule Holy Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Good Friday - 7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil - 9:45 p.m. Easter Sunday - 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. 4400 Continental Drive

Gold Hill Lutheran , 924 Placer

Saturday, April 17: Palm/Passion Sunday with Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Welcome Pastor Tim Christensen Potluck Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Service of Installation, 7 p.m. Dessert Reception 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion, 7 p.m. Friday, April 22: Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Easter Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Easter Breakfast served by teens and parents, 9:30 to 11 a.m. METHODIST Butte United Methodist Churches: Aldersgate, 1621 Thornton, Mountain View, 203 W. Quartz, Trinity, 971 N. Main

Saturday , April 16: Aldersgate: Easter Basket/Pie fundraiser sale, Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday April 21: “The Rose of Calvary” Cantata, three local UMC choirs joined by Boulder UMC, 7 p.m. at Mt. View Friday, April 22: Good Friday Ecumenical Breakfasts, Men’s Breakfast at War Bonnet, 6:30 a.m., Women’s Breakfast at Holiday Inn Express 7 a.m. (doors open at 6:30) Sunday, April 24: Sunrise Service at Granite Memorial, 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast at Trinity at 7:15 a.m., Easter Celebration at Mountain View, 10 a.m.

St Ann’s Parish 2100 Farragut • 782-0007 St. Ann’s Parish Provides Sacraments, Pastoral Care, Religious Education, Community Service, and Promote Social Responsibility.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE Holy Thursday: Mass 7:00 p.m. Good Friday: No 8:45 a.m. Mass 12:10 p.m. Stations of the Cross 3:00 p.m. Saturday: No 4:30 p.m. Mass Easter Vigil: 9:45 p.m. Easter Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

ORTHODOX Orthodox Christian Church, 2100 Continental

Saturday, April 16: Lazarus Saturday Liturgy, 10 a.m., Palm Sunday Vespers 5: 30 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Palm Sunday Liturgy 10 a.m. Sunday April 17: Bridegroom Matins 7 p.m. Monday, April 18: Church cleaning 9 a.m., Bridegroom Matins 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Bridegroom Matins 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Holy Unction (anointing) 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Vesp.Liturgy Mystical Supper (communion) 10 a.m., The 12 Passion Gospels 7 p.m. Friday, April 22: Royal Hours 9 a.m., Burial with Vespers 3:30 p.m., Lamentations (guard tomb) 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Vesp. Liturgy (Communion) 10 a.m., Matins with Resurrectional Liturgy (Communion) and blessing of Pascha Baskets followed by breaking of fast in Parish Center 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Paschal Agape Vespers (Sunday morning April 24 — 11:30a.m. Paschal Agape Vespers. (No Fasting this morning, NO Communion) Blessing of eggs and candy 11:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow at 12:30 p.m. (no fasting all week) Monday, April 25: Bright Monday Liturgy with Communion 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21: Bright Tuesday Liturgy (to be announced) PRESBYTERIAN Butte First Presbyterian Church, 901 W. Platinum St.

Sunday, April 17: Palm Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21: Maundy Thursday and Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. Friday, April 22: Good Friday drop-in prayer vigil, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Brunch at 9 a.m., Easter Worship and Choir Cantata, 10:30 a.m. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard

Thursday, April 21: Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service with communion at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Easter Sunday Service at 10:30 am. UNITY Butte Unity Truth Center, 300 S. Montana

Saturday, April 16: “Evening with the Stars” Fundraiser at Star Lanes, 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10. Sunday, April 17: Palm Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m Sunday, April 24: Easter Service, 10:30 a.m., followed by Easter Brunch and Easter Bonnet contest, bring a dish to share.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Palm/Passion Weekend - April 16 & 17, 2011 Saturday Mass is at 4:30pm - Sunday at 8:30 & 11:30am

Holy Week Monday - Wednesday Masses at 7:15am Tenebrae, a ceremony of light and darkness is on Wednesday Evening at 8pm. Holy Thursday, April 21st Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7pm. Good Friday, April 22nd Liturgy of the Passion & Death of the Lord at 12:15pm. Saturday, April 23rd Blessing of the Easter Foods at 11am in Church The Great Vigil of Easter - Holy Saturday Night, April 23rd at 9:45pm Easter Sunday, April 24th Masses at 8:30 and 11:30am. The Easter Vigil - The Night of Nights The only place we can begin is in the dark, the dark of Holy Saturday night. The Church tells us that we begin our watch well after night-fall, for it is the darkness of the world that the new fire of Christ's light and hope pierces and overcomes!!! So we begin our vigil in the outside darkness this year after 9:45pm. To be present is a sacrifice; it requires an effort and some inconvenience!

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 1500 Cobban St. Butte, MT 59701

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