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Passion Play

Every year, St. Padre Pio Parish, presents A Musically Immersed Passion Play. This production is a beautiful way to prepare for the Easter Triduum. A traditional part of Easter, the Passion Play is steeped in history, faith and devotion and brings the Gospel readings to life. Passion plays are a dramatic source of inspiration for Catholics, a way to reflect on the events most central to our faith, and to understand them at a deeper level. The Passion Play also serves as a major fundraising event for the needs of the Parish.
The story of Christ’s Passion is one of the most spectacular stories of all time, with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the witnessing of miracles, the last supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the arrest and trial of Jesus, the crucifixion, and finally the death and resurrection.
The 2023 Passion Play, The Power Of The Cross, was highly successful and was seen by over 800 people on the evening of Palm Sunday. This year’s Passion Play, Lead Me To The Cross was performed right in the church on March 22nd and 24th and was attended by over 1200 people, with over 90 volunteers participating to make the project a huge success. 

As a fundraising initiative, we raised $70,000.00 through this year's Passion Play project, which all goes directly to the Parish. We thank  all who dedicated their time, talents and energy in making this project come to life. It was truly a labour of love for all involved! A special thanks to our generous Presenting Sponsor, daMar Distribution, and our other sponsors, Woodington Lake Golf Club, The Battiston & Ceolin Families, Revitalize Medical Aesthetics, The Tersigni Family, Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services, The Comella Family, Giancola Aluminum, National Bank of Canada and Silvana & Fausto Palombo. And of course, a special thank you to our Pastor Father George who believed in the potential and power of this project from the very beginning and allowed us all to explore our God-given talents for this parish community. 

Stay tuned for news about next year’s Passion Play project, coming soon.  If you have any questions or would like to get on the mailing list, contact stpadrepiopassionplay@gmail.com. 

Read An Article About Lead Me To The Cross, Published in The Catholic Register.



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2024 Passion Play, Lead Me To The Cross, Poster