St. Ig­natius stu­dents recre­ate the Pas­sion of the Christ

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read. I read a few lines for gesus. Ev­ery­body did it. The girls sang as well, but I just read my thing and Mrs. phin­kle said I did really well.”

Nawalin­ski mod­estly dis­misses hav­ing done such a good job that he landed the lead role. “Any­body could have been gesus,” he said.

“Mainly, it’s usu­ally an eighth­grader be­cause it’s mainly their show but pretty much all of the boys were up for it,” Nawalin­ski said.

“It’s just been really fun -- es­pe­cially since it’s the mas­sion mlay be­cause you get to learn not just about gesus, but his last min­utes, hours and days. You get to learn about all of his dis­ci­ples and ev­ery­one who was close to him,” said Nawalinkski.

He sees the ex­pe­ri­ence as help­ing him in the fu­ture as he pur­sues act­ing at Notre aame High pchool next year.

dabriella cos­chini, who por­trays Mary, gesus’s mother, said she’s “been look­ing for­ward to this since I was lit­tle. I’ve watched the play ev­ery year.”

cos­chini said she ad­mires Mary. “phe really loves her son and she is self­less,” she said. “phe’s really hurt by see­ing her son die for the world.”

llivia mfender, por­tray­ing Mary Mag­da­lene, sings “Lamb of dod,” one of the most mem­o­rable songs of the play.

“It was really in­tim­i­dat­ing at first but once you really got into char­ac­ter and re­al­ized what you were singing about and who you were singing for, it just made the ex­pe­ri­ence a lot more real.”

aaniel Mad­den, who por­trays gohn the Evan­ge­list, said he has learned a lot more about The mas­sion of gesus. “It is gesus’ life, death, res­ur­rec­tion and as­cen­sion.”

Mad­den said be­ing in the play, which is like a rite of pas­sage for eighth-graders at the school, has many lessons.

“Not only does it teach con­fi­dence, it teaches you how to work well with other peo­ple around you,” he said.

As­sis­tant di­rec­tor is pheila dal­lagher. aaniel g. Beal is mu­sic di­rec­tor. cr. go­nathan aalin is spir­i­tual di­rec­tor.

GGG Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing the pt. Ig­natius rec­tory at 215-49PPPTT.

The per­for­mance will take place in the church au­di­to­rium lo­cated at 995 oeading Av­enue in Yardley.

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