Christ the Redeemer Parish is pleased to welcome our two NEW administrative assistants.
Mrs. Sue Hanna is a recent convert to our faith. Her administrative background includes a variety of office skills as well as design and technology. She will be handling the parish bulletin and website as well as developing our use of other social media.
Mrs. Sharon Murphy is a parishioner and mother. She also has general administrative skills. She will be managing the Sacred Heart Cemetery, the parish registry, and all events and building scheduling.
We are sad to say farewell to Len and Melissa Rusciani and wish them every blessing! Please don't be stangers!
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ONLY HAPPENS ONCE IN A DECADE - RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW - SPACE IS LIMITED
Deposit of $400 per person due by July 24th, (plus $319 optional per person for trip insurance)
Cost of trip: $3549 per person based on double occupancy. Land only. Airfare additional, TBD. Single supplement $899 per person. Valid passport required for travel.
Reservation forms in parish office. Call Gail Licata for further info/to reserve (609) 314-1032
The Oberammergau Passion Play dates back to the seventeenth century. In 1633, the Black Plague, also known as the bubonic plague, rampaged through Europe, killing thousands. For months the small village of Oberammergau managed to keep the dreaded disease at bay, mainly because of its remote location in the Bavarian Alps. Unfortunately, the epidemic struck the nearby town of Ettal. The people of Oberammergau, however, controlled the spread of the disease by keeping close watch and preventing strangers from entering their village. Alas, late one evening, a villager who had been away, homesick for his family, stole back into the town and unknowingly brought the plague to his people. Within a few months 8 villagers had died.
When the bubonic plague hit their village, they vowed that if God spared them from the plague, they would produce a play thereafter for all time every 10 years depicting the life and death of Jesus. In 1634 the townspeople first performed their Passion Play at Pentecost over the graves of plague victims. Eventually their children and descendants adopted the vows. To this day, the villagers of Oberammergau are keeping their promise virtually unbroken.
THE MOST FAMOUS PLAY IN HISTORY:
The longest running play in history, the Passion Play is a five-hour musical drama that follows the last five days of Jesus' life from the time He entered Jerusalem through His crucifixion and resurrection.
The 2020 performance includes spoken dramatic text and opera-style singing backed by a full orchestra and chorus. Interspersed throughout is the narrated tableaux vivants ("living pictures") with motionless actors depicting scenes from Old Testament that is as a bridge between the Old and New Testaments.
Biennial Diocesan Trip with BISHOP DENNIS SULLIVAN
*Cost per person $50; $20 deposit to hold spot; Individuals bring brown bag lunches.
CONTACT: SUE AT PARISH OFFICE
*Possibility of self-pay buffet dinner stop on way home will be determined as
pilgrimage draws nearer.