[quote=seeker63]Okay, I’m a brand new Catholic and they barely touched on the Stations of the Cross in RCIA. I’ve wondered how to go about doing this. Do you go into the church on some off hour and do it by yourself or is there a special service with everybody there? And where does everybody kneel? There’s almost never enough room between the walls of the church and the far edges of the pews.
When the Stations of the Cross are said in community, the priest, a cross bearer and maybe one or two others process from station to station while everyone else remains in the pews and follows along in the prayers and postures.
When saying them individually, one normally processes from station to station and says the prayers privately. An infirmed person can still gain the indulgence without processing from station to station.
The Church has established norms established for the setup and making of the Stations of the Cross, but I am not sure where they are located. I am thinking that they are in the Handbook for Indulgences. I would check, but I am not home to do so.
Many parishes conduct the Stations of the Cross in community on Fridays (or Wednesdays) during Lent.