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Good Friday Service Reflects The Love Of Jesus

Parish priest Father John McEvoy was delighted at the turnout and encouraged believers to love one another no matter their religion or ethnicity.
20 Apr 2019 10:10
Good Friday Service Reflects The Love Of Jesus
1. Youths from Raiwaqa dress up for the Easter crucifixion drama at St. Pius X Parish in Raiwaqa on April 19, 2019. 2. Rafaele Kasibulu of St. Pius X Parish in Raiwaqa, closest to cam- era, and Wise Valenivalu (left) depicting a helper during the Easter mass crucifixion drama on April 19, 2019. Photos: Ronald Kumar

Youths of St Pius X Parish of Raiwaqa, Suva, re- enacted the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during the Good Friday service yesterday.

Parishioners, as well as Christians of other denominations, witnessed the powerful and emotional drama to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ and celebrate Easter.

Parish priest Father John McEvoy was delighted at the turnout and encouraged believers to love one another no matter their religion or ethnicity.

“I hope that today will have a profound effect on everyone, especially our young people and that they will live their lives and imitate the ways of Jesus,” Father McEvoy said.

The drama was about the 14 Stations of the Cross depicting Jesus Christ’s journey to Calvary.

Benjamin Burese, 12, who acted as one of Jesus’ disciples, said he hoped the drama encouraged people to reflect on their own lives.

“Easter reminds me of the love Jesus showed on the cross and for us to practise his ways, like not to lie or betray people,” he said.

YOUTHS LEAD THE WAY FOR CHURCH

In Tamavua, the spirit of parishioners from St Joseph The Worker Parish were not dampened by the rain as they took part in the 14 Stations of the Cross walk from Colo-i-Suva Police Post to the church.

The walk took more
than four hours and was an emotional and meaningful activity and attracted many members of the Catholic community and more than 100 followers who joined along the way.

Father Mikaele Tikoisuva led the walk beside many young people who had braved the conditions.

“I was moved this morning to see that despite the rain, there was still a great turnout and this just deepens our faith and walk with Jesus,” says Father Tikoisuva.

He encouraged parents to help in their children’s upbringing to be good citizens of the country.

“When children grow up, they will at a certain time make their own decisions. Parents must make that sacrifice to discipline, direct and guide our children for the betterment of their future,” Father Tikoisuva said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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