Lent is approaching quickly and the parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi are preparing for the unique play, "Journey With Jesus to Calvary." In its ninth year, the play was initially written by a parishioner for presentation to the religious education students to highlight the events that occurred during Holy Week. Through the years it has impacted many people, preparing them for Holy Week in a special way.
This is not a typical "passion play" but a performance that will teach, inspire and move you. For some it means getting angry at the soldier who whips Jesus. For others it means crying with Mary as she talks about her son. Still others will be moved by the lessons learned as described by Jesus. You may also laugh when you witness the stubbornness of the donkey.
Parishioners involved in the production have admitted that it has truly "inspired" them. Participation usually varies but approximately 65 to 75 people typically get involved in some way. Performances are Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. and Palm Sunday weekend - Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. The cost is free -- Jesus already paid the price. Make plans now to celebrate Holy Week with your family in a "special" way! All are welcome.
Questions can be directed to Bob Theisen, Director, at 320-573-2933.