An Amherstburg tradition continues

By Joel Charron

It may have been cold and wet outside, however the not-so-ideal weather did not dampen the Annual Good Friday procession through the streets of Amherstburg.

The Stations of the Cross procession, which usually starts and finishes at St. John the Baptist Church with making numerous stops at local

Portraying Jesus Christ, Filomeno Fiorito carries a cross during the Stations of the Cross procession. Photo By Jolene Perron

.  churches in town, was limited to only a few blocks due to the inclement weather.

An estimated 50 people took part in this year’s procession. Filomeno Fiorito portrayed Jesus Christ again this year.

Organizer Eric Conte said the Good Friday procession has been a St. John the Baptist tradition since 1980. Although it was originally the concept of the Italian members of the church, Conte said everyone is welcome.

“We want everyone to take part,” said Conte.

Conte said in Italy Good Friday is a “big thing”

“It’s all over Europe,” he said.

Conte also mentioned that roughly 50 volunteers helped put on the procession this year.

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