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Local students portray live Nativity and living Advent wreath

A special holiday celebration featuring a live Nativity and a living Advent wreath was presented by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School students before the school’s Christmas break. The children participated in the inspiring Advent/Christmas program to capture the true meaning of Christmas for family and friends. 

The program began with the symbolic lighting of a living Advent wreath. A child represented each candle to show the world’s anticipation of Christmas. Students characterized a live Nativity scene, including Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her husband Joseph. Others dressed as Elizabeth (Mary’s cousin), the Archangel Gabriel, a shepherd, little angels, Wise Men, and farm animals. In addition, each grade sang traditional seasonal songs including Away in a Manger, Silent Night, The First Noel, and many others.

Each grade represented biblical characters. The kindergartners dressed as little angels with halos. The first graders wore animal masks to represent the animals that surrounded Jesus. The second graders represented glowing stars. The third-graders appeared as more angels. The fourth-grade girls portrayed townspeople, while the fourth-grade boys dressed as shepherds. The fifth-grade girls imitated Mary, and the fifth-grade boys dressed like Joseph. The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders depicted even more townspeople. The annual Advent/Christmas program concluded the 2023 year on an inspirational note for the students and staff.