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NEW Outdoor Stations of the Cross

Pictured Above: Construction is underway on the new Stations of the Cross. Station 1 and 2 are pictured with a view of the church bell tower. The illustration on this page shows the layout of the new Stations of the Cross.

July 19, 2012 - Construction is underway on the new outdoor Stations of the Cross. The site is located behind the education center and near the McNeil Rd. entrance.

The new Stations of the Cross will be made of stone and concrete so that they won't weather away as was the case with the previous site. 

Each Station measures close to eight feet in height and is encircled in a limestone surround.  The Stations of the Cross feature a beautiful paved entrance with gravel walkways, limestone benches, and a pedestrian bridge.

Construction of the new Station of the Cross renovation has been made possible through the generous contributions from parishioners who give of their treasure but also of their time and skilled talent to supervise and oversee the construction. 

If you would like to make a gift towards the completion of this project, you are invited to speak to anyone from the Buildings and Grounds Committee or visit the Stewardship and Development Office at Saint William.  Your financial gift will commemorate the completion of the Stations of the Cross project. 

Those who purchase a Station or walkway will be listed on the plaque in the church Narthex which names all parishioners who chose to give a financial gift to complete the master plan for Saint William. The plaque inscription is an opportunity to honor or remember a loved one as a lasting tribute.

More Information

For more information, call the Stewardship and Development office at 512-600-8179. An updated list of naming opportunities can be found at:

 

Naming Opportunities

(Strike through indicates that the naming opportunity has been sold.)
Updated January 24, 2013

  • Station Entrance
  • Station I - Jesus is condemned to death - Thank you - February 2013 - Garcia Family
  • Station II - Jesus carries His cross - Thank you - August 2012 - Mendoza Family
  • Station III - Jesus falls the first time - Thank you - December 2012 - Nagel Family
  • Station IV - Jesus meets his mother - Thank you - March 2012 - Prybyla Family
  • Station V - Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry His cross - Thank you - August 2012 - Estes Family
  • Station VI - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus - Thank you - October 2011 - Rabaey Family
  • Station VII - Jesus falls the second time - Thank you - May 2013 - Robert M. Carlin Family
  • Station VIII - Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem - Thank you - February 2012 - S. Read
  • Station IX - Jesus falls a third time - Thank you - May 2013 - Robert M. Carlin Family
  • Station X - Jesus’ clothes are taken away
  • Station XI - Jesus is nailed to the cross - Thank you - August 2012 - Shearer Family
  • Station XII - Jesus dies on the cross - Thank you - June 2012 - M. E. McCarthy
  • Station XIII - The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross - Thank you - July 2012 - Furlong Family
  • Station XIV - Jesus is laid in the tomb - Thank you - December 2012 - Troy Family
  • Station XV - The resurrection - Thank you - February 2012 - Overman Family
  • Walkway Bridge I - Thank you - February 2012 - Humphrey Family
  • Walkway Bridge II
 
Stations of the Cross - Picture Updates

February 7, 2013 - Stations of the Cross Entrance Completed
The finished entrance features a decorative walkway with pavers leading up to a beautiful limestone arch.  Each paver is a naming opportunity that can be purchased in thanksgiving or in memory of a loved one. 

 

February 2, 2013 - Bridge I and II are Completed
Bridge I (pictured top) and Bridge II (bottom) are complete. 

 

February 1, 2013 - Bronze Plaques are Installed
The bronze plaques are installed at the center of each cross. Each bronze plaque indicates the station number.

 

January 24, 2013 - Landscaping - Stations I - Stations IIX
The landscaping is in place in the first half of the project and uses a xeriscape design that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Native and drought tolerant plants include Mountain Laurel, Century Plants, Cactus, Bulbine and more.

 

October 10 - Progress on Stations II - Stations V
The decomposed granite is in place in the walking path, starting from Station I until Station V, and grass is growing in the surrounds, giving the first stations an almost completed look.

 

October 10 - Progress on Stations II - Stations V - Reverse Angle
The decomposed granite is in place in the walking path, starting from Station I until Station V, and grass is growing in the surrounds, giving the first stations an almost completed look.

 

August 21 - Bronze Stations of the Cross Plates Arrive. 
Each plate will be mounted on the corresponding station.   The bronze plates measure 5.5 x 7 inches tall.

 

August 5 - Station I Complete