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Brunswick's St. Colette Catholic Church presents Stations of the Cross devotion

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BRUNSWICK — St. Colette Catholic Church held its annual Stations of the Cross devotion Friday to observe Good Friday and begin the Easter weekend.

“We’ve always done the traditional Stations of the Cross like every Catholic Church does,” the Rev. William Krizner said. “In this case, I wanted to rewrite (it) so that they had more of an association of the life of Christ, not just the passion.”

Krizner wrote the script for the production and members of the staff and students who are going through their confirmation class put it on.

“We begin with Christmas,” Krizner said. “So, if you were going to walk in here at the beginning of these stations, you would think you were walking into a Christmas pageant. It’s because of Christ’s birth that we have the opportunity for him to give his life for us to save us.”

Sabrina Plumb, the church’s event planner and who handles public relations, played Mary this year.

“I’ve been doing this since 2013,” Plumb said. “I don’t want to make it seem like I’m playing a part. I just really try and listen to it and figure out how she would have reacted throughout that whole thing.”

Confirmation students played parts such as the three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus and Pontius Pilate. They were also in charge of opening the tomb and carrying out the cross and the thorn crown.

“The final part is the anticipation of the resurrection,” Krizner said.

Jesus’ tomb was set up behind the stage. While the resurrection scene was not acted out Good Friday at the Stations of the Cross, attendees could go backstage to view it.

“It’s always beautiful because it’s so unique incorporating the Christmas carols into the passion,” said Sara Kronholz, music minister and member of the pastoral team. “I always enjoy that very much.”

For more information on St. Colette Catholic Church, 330 W. 130th St., visit www.stcolettecatholicchurch.com.

Contact reporter Alyssa Alfano at (330) 721-4063 or aalfano@medina-gazette.com.
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