As Advent comes to a close, one of the best ways to prepare for Christmas is to revisit the story of the Nativity - the true meaning of Christmas.
You can read the story of the first Christmas in both the Gospel of Matthew (1:18 - 2:12) and the Gospel of Luke (2:1-20). What better way to end the season of Advent than to take time as a family to read about the Holy Family!
We can get so used to all the secular images of Christmas that we can easily forget what it really looked like. As fun as it is to celebrate with presents and elves, reindeer, and Santa - the first Christmas was even more magical!
After spending some time reading through the Christmas story, click the video below to watch children explain the story of the Nativity in their own words, as their parents act it out. :)
What part of the Nativity story stands out most to you?
Leave a comment to let us know!
Holy Family Parish Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24:
4 PM - Sacred Heart
4 PM - St. Peter
8 PM - St. Joseph (Christmas carols begin
a half hour before Mass)
10:30 PM - Sacred Heart (Christmas carols
begin a half hour before Mass)
11:00 PM - St. Joseph, Spanish
Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25:
8 AM - St. Peter
9 AM - St. Joseph
12 Noon - St. Joseph, Spanish
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