One might wonder or ask about this day is why is this event called “Good” Friday, when it was the day the Son of God was cruelly tortured and crucified? This day is called Good Friday because it was the day Jesus willingly sacrificed his life for us and our sins. It is called “Good” because it shows forth the absolute goodness of God on our behalf. Good Friday Veneration of the Cross and Communion Service at Sacred Heart. Thanks to our pastor Fr. Tom; Fr. Kevin for a beautiful homily; and to all our Redemptorist community.