Experiencing Jesus' sacrifice for us: Holy Week opens this Sunday
With the reading of the Passion narrative from Mark’s Gospel this Sunday, Catholics around the Diocese of Peoria -- and their Christian brothers and sisters around the world -- enter into Holy Week.
In the days to come, there will be opportunities to remember the institution of the Eucharist, venerate the cross as we call to mind Jesus’ crucifixion and death, and welcome new believers into the church as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
The eighth-graders at St. Mary School in Metamora recently helped their classmates and parishioners experience Jesus’ sacrifice in a powerful and moving way by presenting Living Stations of the Cross. As she has for 22 years, April Adams directed the reenactment with help from Debbie Fitzgibbons backstage, musical support from Darlene Klein (piano) and Janet Duffy (vocals), and lighting assistance from her husband, Stan.
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