by Linda Conour
On Saturday, 22 December 2018, St. Anthony of Padua Parish’s Choir held their annual Christmas Concert. Led by Choir Conductor Mrs. Mounira Francis, and organist Dr. Ghada Ghastine, the choir joyfully proclaimed many traditional and modern Christmas songs, performed in both English and Arabic. Spiritual readings celebrating the birth of our Savior accompanied the songs and complimented the program. It was truly a beautiful Christmas Recital, and the entire Parish was filled with the spirit of the season! A reception hosted by the Choir, took place in the Founders’ Hall immediately following the Concert. The performance may be viewed online at www.staparish.org.
The following day, Sunday, 23 December 2018, a Christmas party for the children of the parish was held after the Liturgy. The party included a visit from Santa, gifts for the children, craft-making activities, and a delicious brunch. The children really enjoyed all the festivities!