SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP —
Most of the students who participated were engaged in theater and were used to portraying someone else. However, a few students branched from their comfort zone and participated to express their faith. Drama Club director Jenean Kile and assistant Tiffani Murphy helped the students get into character. Marilou McClimans has done many activities to help students leave their comfort zone and strengthen their faith, such as write an essay in first person as if you were there during an event in Holy Week.
Unlike other schools, Saint John has a special bond as a family because of the religious events they get to experience, as well as the small size of the school. Coming together as a school to celebrate something all the students believe in makes their relationships stronger with God and with each other.
“It’s a live faith experience which enables people from the Parishes to experience what we do here at Saint John,” said McClimans.
The Saint John students enjoyed watching and participating in the different and theatrical take of acting out the Stations of the Cross using “White Face,” and hope that the event will make an encore appearance next year during Holy Week.