April fifth and sixth, Holy Thursday and Good Friday, the days before Easter Sunday, are the holiest of days for the Catholic religion. Trinity Catholic Junior High School celebrated by reenacting the Stations of the Cross. Around 20 eighth graders volunteered to stay after school a few days a week.

They gave up their breaks and free periods to go to rehearsals so they would be ready to perform for the rest of the school. Mrs. Rita Desjardins was the director of the production and Ms. Pat Milton served as her assistant. Kaleb Halliday played the part of Jesus and Hailey Girardin was Mary. Some of the other featured characters in the Stations of the Cross were Veronica, Simon, two criminals, town women, and a myriad of readers and narrators.

The performance was at Saints Peter and Paul Basilica in Lewiston. The eighth graders did a wonderful job, despite the fact that there was no heat in the Basilica and a few students fainted. Ms. Bonnie Marsh, co-principal of Trinity, said that it was a great performance and the best reading that she had ever heard from students. They truly brought the experience of Christ’s suffering into a more reverent, prayerful, and educational way for all of the students.


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