Sacred Heart Catholic Church hosts live Passion play

Roman soldiers beat Jesus in the live Passion play hosted by Anza’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church Saturday, April 16. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Anza’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church hosted a talented band of role players that performed a live Passion play for the congregation, visitors, friends and family. Conducted entirely in Spanish, those familiar with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ didn’t miss a beat during the emotional reenactment. The artists hailed from Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Desert Hot Springs.Father Kien opened the play with kind words and a short prayer. Then the actors took control and held the audience in a spell for the duration of the almost hourlong show.“They were amazing,” parishioner Tara Butchart said. “I am so glad they’re back. When I first started attending Sacred Heart they came out every year, then haven’t for several years and I missed it because it is part of my family
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