Live Stations of the Cross re-enacts Holy Week

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Eighth grade student Sean Wilson as Christ re-enacts the third Station of the Cross when Jesus falls for the first time. Eighth grade student Sean Wilson as Christ re-enacts the third Station of the Cross when Jesus falls for the first time. SOMERS POINT – The students at St. Joseph’s Regional School shared the story of Holy Week in a special way Friday, April 11. The students re-enacted the Stations of the Cross, a prayerful representation of the final events of Jesus’ life leading up to his death on the cross.

The fifth grade students along with some upper classmen started in the center of the gymnasium with the 12 apostles and Jesus at the Last Supper.

When they finished breaking bread, each of the students portraying the apostles carried bread and juice to share with the younger students seated around the gym floor.
A narrator told the story as the students acted out each of the 15 vignettes that hang on the wall in every Catholic church. A prayer was offered by the audience after each station: “Because of your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.”

Students played the Pharisees, temple guards, Jesus’ disciples and followers.  

Though not always included in the traditional Stations of the Cross, the 15th Station, the Resurrection of Christ completed the reenactment.

St. Joseph’s students re-enact the journey of Christ. St. Joseph’s students re-enact the journey of Christ.

Jesus, played by Sean Wilson of Somers Point, is surrounded by several apostles portrayed by fifth grade students Eoin Mack, Jack Callahan, Christian Seracelli and David Kenny, all of Egg Harbor Township. Jesus, played by Sean Wilson of Somers Point, is surrounded by several apostles portrayed by fifth grade students Eoin Mack, Jack Callahan, Christian Seracelli and David Kenny, all of Egg Harbor Township. Students involved in the live Stations of the Cross Friday, April 11 at St. Joseph’s Regional School. Students involved in the live Stations of the Cross Friday, April 11 at St. Joseph’s Regional School.


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