Class performing re-enactment of The Stations of the CrossLAKE CITY — St. Mary’s Catholic Church confirmation class will perform a re-enactment of Jesus’ final hours to prepare for Easter when Christians around the world will celebrate Christ’s Resurrection.
By: Ginger Holm, The Republican Eagle
LAKE CITY — St. Mary’s Catholic Church confirmation class will perform a re-enactment of Jesus’ final hours to prepare for Easter when Christians around the world will celebrate Christ’s Resurrection.
“The Stations of the Cross dramatization is a powerful way for people to spiritually walk with Jesus in his last hours and experience how deep his love for us truly runs,” said Amy Bly, St. Mary’s youth director.
Valerie Wilson will play the role of Jesus.
“We asked students to volunteer for the part they would play,” Bly said. “We wanted students to be comfortable with their parts. No one volunteered to be Jesus.”
“Finally a girl jumped up and said, ‘I’ll do it. I want to be Jesus.’ I was a little apprehensive about a girl Jesus,” Bly said.
“I’m a girl, and Jesus is supposed to be a male,” Wilson said. “But then they asked Father and he said it was all right.”
Students said they hope people can benefit from watching the dramatization.
“Sometimes it’s easier to understand something when you can visualize it,” said Spencer Streed, who plays a guard.
“It helps us understand better what happened and why it had to happen,” Coleman Sweeney agreed.
Students said the re-enactment has helped them better understand their faith as well.
“I think this is a really cool thing to do because just going to watch the stations is not the same as participating in the it,” Maggie Falvey said. “Easter is the most important holiday because Jesus sacrificed himself for us. What he did for us is amazing. It’s super cool.”
What: Stations of the Cross Re-enactment
Who: St. Mary’s Confirmation class
Where: St Mary’s Catholic Church, 419 East Lyon Ave., Lake City
When: 5:30 p.m. today and April 10, following Good Friday noon service