Presider: We adore you, O Most Holy Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all of your churches throughout the whole world.
All: And we praise you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
Presider: Jesus, amidst the drudgery of your journey, Veronica risked her own safety to be kind to you. As she wiped your face, you saw that your mission of love wasn’t forgotten by everyone. Not everyone had turned against you! This small act reminds us of the countless acts of kindness that you did for others.
All: Lord Jesus, seeing the generosity of Veronica encourages us during this terrible journey. Help us become people of kind and generous action. Draw us into prayer and then compel us to be your hands at work in our times. You are the masterpiece of creation and of humanity! May we be kind like Veronica. Thank you for creating us as fundamentally good!