Lenoir City Hispanic congregation holds
‘Stations of the Cross’ service
It was the first time Hispanic parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church performed the service and they had been working about four months on it. From scripture to songs, the service was all in Spanish.
“I think the fact that everybody is able to walk in the way of Christ and be able to physically participate in it, it’s something different than just watching it on television or reading a book,” said Father Doug Owens.
“This is nothing compared to what I’m sure He went through,” said Roberto Cortes, playing the role of Jesus.
Other parishioners, like Cortes, were able to play a part. “I feel unworthy to play this role and I guess that’s the main reason why I feel nervous,” he said. Walking in these steps has done one thing for Cortes already, “This has strengthened my faith a lot, a lot more.”