Preparation for our Christmas festivities started months ago when we began collecting various toys, clothing, shoes, and little trinkets. As you well know, some things could not be done until the day before, such as preparing 200 pieces of chicken and the spices needed. We also had to bake 100 cupcakes.
Starting at 6 a.m., the ladies and some of our kids were busy preparing the Christmas dinner. Our celebration would be starting at 1 p.m. with the Celebration of the Eucharist. The altar needed to be decorated; with the help of Sr. Francis and a few of our teens, it was beautiful.
The doors opened for every child that wanted to come and participate. There were many new faces that we had never seen before. “O come let us adore, Christ the Lord” filled the air.
After the beautiful Mass, dinner was served to over 100 people. After dinner, the children gathered in groups to come to our chapel to adore the newborn King, Jesus Christ the Lord! The children gave the gift of themselves to Baby Jesus, and then Jesus had His gifts for them. There was much joy on our grounds and in our home the whole day!
We were able to sit for our dinner that we received from Manman Angela Kizin at 7 p.m. It was a true joy of Christmas!
December 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm
Happy 5th Day of Christmas Fr. Placid
December 30, 2014 at 6:36 am
Love seeing these posts and how your ministry keeps growing. Wishing you and all you serve a Blessed New Year.