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Living Stations of the Cross
Members of St. Peter Church in Geneva will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The tableaux-style dramatization will take place in the Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva.
Each station will highlight a particular character who, in monologue fashion, responds to the penetrating question “Were You There?” The production is based on the meditation entitled “Journey of Decision: A Way of the Cross,” by Sarah A. O’Malley, OSB; and Robert D. Eimer, OMI. Characters move during music, but freeze during the monologues and narrations. Costuming is minimal, and a prayerful, meditative spirit sets the tone of the presentation.
More than 30 parishioners from St. Peter will portray the characters and will assist with music, narration and sound. Drew Von Ruden portrays Jesus, with Jennifer Sloma as Mary. Roxanne Sronkoski is directing the production.
There is no charge for the one-hour presentation. For more information about the Living Stations of the Cross, please call the Church at (630) 232-0124.
More About St. Peter Catholic Church
Approximately 2,700 families call St. Peter Catholic Church in Geneva their church home. Most parishioners live in the city of Geneva, and the church is active in the community, sponsoring more than 60 ministries, including the church's popular Barn Sale fundraiser.
St. Peter Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011 under its new pastor, the Reverend Martins C. Emeh. The parish is host to St. Peter School and St. Peter Community Food Pantry.
"There's room for all here," Father Martins said. "Room for the conservatives and the more liberal and those in the middle. While people might not always see things the same way, various views are accommodated. Our views as a congregation are moderate, in the way we minister and in our philosophy. There's a phrase in Latin, in medio stat virtus, which translates to 'Virtue stands in the middle,' and we believe in that.
"We try to make it easy for people to get to church and the Sacraments. There are five weekend masses, and we have weekday masses two times a day and confessions six days a week."
The first paragraph of its mission statement reads as follows: "We, the people of Saint Peter Parish, guided by the Holy Spirit, are called to celebrate life in a community of faith, growth and compassion."