St. Germaine Movie Night
After the Saturday Vigil Mass, St. Germaine gathers for pizza, sub-sandwiches, popcorn, and other snacks and watches a film specificaly chosen to enlighten, educate, and entertain. It's a wonderful chance to get to know other parishioners, and to enjoy the common bond Christ has formed in us.
This event was originally held to provide a bit of respite for those in grief. However, others wished to attend and the event was opened to all parishioners and guests. This has proven successful in meeting the needs of those in grief and providing a night of fun for the entire parish
The movies often have a them of redemption such as in: Captains Courageous, The Third Grader, A Smile as Big as the Moon, The Brothers, Henry Poole Was Here, and The Spitfire Girl. 'Movie Night' has proven to be successful in building our parish community, a comfort to those in grief, and an enjoyable evening for all!
Upcoming Feature Films are posted a few weeks prior in the parish bulletin and on this website. Email reminders are sent on request. Click the link below for more information, to register your email address, or to RSVP. Movie Night is sponsored by The Shepherds of Compassion. RSVPs are rquested.
Revised 2017-2018 Schedule
|Date||Event||Time||Location||16-Sep-2017||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|21-Oct-2017||Game Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|18-Nov-2017||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|27-Jan-2018||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|24-Mar-2018||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|21-Apr-2018||Game Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|19-May-2018||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
Jesus of Nazareth
Playing March 24th - 5:30pm in the Parish Hall
A 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatizes the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
It stars Robert Powell as Jesus. His acting was highly praised by critics. The miniseries features an all-star cast of famous American and European actors, including eight Academy Award winners: Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer (subsequent winner), Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, James Earl Jones (subsequent honorary Academy Award winner), and Peter Ustinov.
Extra-biblical traditions were used in the writing of the screenplay and some characters (such as Zerah) and situations were invented for the film for brevity or dramatic purposes. Notably, Judas Iscariot is depicted as a well-intentioned man initially, but later as a dupe of Zerah who betrays Jesus largely as a result of Zerah's influence. However, in accordance with the Gospels, the film depicts Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea as sympathetic members of the Sanhedrin.
Part 4 begins with the Last Supper and continues through Jesus' Resurrection. Most notably, the scene where Mary receives Jesus' body, is one of the most dramatic and moving scenes of the film, recalling Michelangelo's “Pieta”.in its artistic interpretation.