Saint James Spanish Station (Courtesy Photo)

On Friday, March 30, several parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will offer Living Stations of the Cross (or Via Crucis en Vivo). The living stations consist of a visual portrayal of Jesus on the way to his crucifixion. The procession and veneration are in Spanish – except where indicated below. All are invited.

Falls Church
Saint James Catholic Church
905 Park Avenue
Falls Church
5 p.m. 

It begins along Park Avenue with the journey to the Cross (located behind the rectory).  This year’s ‘Living of the Cross’ at St. James Catholic Church will be guided by the City of Falls Church Police and will start at 5:00 pm at the school’s gymnasium. The Via Crucis' route is Oak Street, then Fulton Street, then Spring Street, then across Park Avenue and ending at the back of the priests’ car garage. This year, the parish added 10 Roman soldiers and more characters to the drama. More than 300 people are expected to attend. 

Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 
3305 Glen Carlyn Road 
Falls Church
6:30 p.m.  

Bishop Burbidge will attend this Via Crucis en Vivo.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church 
8710 Mount Vernon Highway 
6 p.m.

 Saint Rita Catholic Church  
3815 Russell Road 
6 p.m. 

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 
2700 19th Street South 
6:00 p.m. 

St. Leo the Great 
3700 Old Lee Hwy 
7:30 p.m. (bilingual)

St. Mary of Sorrows
5222 Sideburn Road 
12:00 noon (English) 

Sacred Heart  
12975 Purcell Road 
7:30 p.m.  (English)

Dale City 
Holy Family Catholic Church (Sagrada Familia) 
14160 Ferndale Road 
Dale City 
3:00 p.m. (English) 
7:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church 
8213 Linton Hall Road 
6:30 p.m. (bilingual)

St. John Neuman 
11900 Lawyers Rd 
3:00 p.m. (English)

St. William of York  
3130 Jefferson Davis Highway 
7:30 p.m. (English)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 

18825 Fuller Heights Road 
6:00 p.m 

St. Mark Catholic Church 
9970 Vale Rd 
7:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church 
13752 Mary’s Way 
5:30 p.m. (bilingual) 

St. John Bosco Catholic Church 
315 N Main St. 
3:00 p.m. (bilingual)


The Diocese of Arlington is home to more than 600,000 Catholics living in 21 counties and seven cities in central and northern Virginia. Parishioners live out their faith at 69 parishes, five missions, and 17,500 students attend 44 Catholic elementary and high schools.