Students prepare Passion performance

Students from schools throughout Marion County are participating in a re-enactment of the Catholic Stations of the Cross and the life of Father Emil Kapaun at 7 p.m. April 20 at the Marion High School Performing Arts Center.

The performance will take the audience through the 14 segments portraying Christ?s walk to his crucifixion, beginning with Jesus being condemned to death, and ending with His body being put in a tomb, said Rose Davidson, one of the organizers.

?Father Kapaun’s life has been broken into 14 segments, beginning with his birth in Pilsen, including his capture and death in North Korea and ending with the miracle of Chase Kear that has been attributed to Father Kapaun’s intercession,? she said.

The performance will begin with the first Station of the Cross spotlighted on the left side of the stage with the spotlight switching to the right side to cover the first segment of Father Kapaun’s life.

The spotlight will revert back to the left side of the stage to show the second Station of the Cross, then back to the right side of the stage for the second segment of Father Kapaun’s story through all 14 parts.

?There will be congregational singing interspersed throughout the performance,? Davidson said.

Afterwards refreshments will be served. The performance and refreshments are all free and everyone is encouraged to attend.

The following students from Hillsboro High School are participating in the performance. They include Sierra Benda, Danae Bina, Morganne Hamm, Meghan Leihy, Ethan Oborny, Rachel Schneider and Courtney Weber.

Marion High School students performing are Emily Cyr, Nicholas Davies, Elizabeth Goentzel, Briana Hall, Kelli Hess, James Jones, Scott Jones, Clark Kroupa, Clint Kroupa, Jordan Laurin, Wiley Lundy, Morgan Makovec, Kyle Palic, Eric Regnier, Jay Dee Schafers, Amanda Stuchlik, James Svoboda, Jared Vondenkamp, Annie Whitaker and Dirk Young.

Centre High School students include Amy Makovec, Chad Mueller, Tom Oborny, Genesis Rudolph, Grant Srajer, Bryanna Svoboda, Houston Svoboda and Timothy Vinduska.

Timothy Stuchlik, who is homeschooled, and Justin Houser, a high school graduate, are also performing.

For more information about the performance, call Davidson at 620-382.3369.

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