by Dr. Mabel George Howard
On December 16, 2018, the Ladies Guild sponsored a Christmas Party for the children held in the church hall. Santa Claus made a grand and exciting appearance, and gifts were distributed to the youths. On Christmas Eve, the Maronite Christian Formation (MCF) children performed a repertoire of Christmas songs for the enjoyment of the congregation. The church altar was adorned with Christmas trees, twinkle lights, and decorative ornaments made by the children in the MCF classes. Parishioners purchased these prayer intention ornaments, and the donations collected benefited the parish poor fund. Church groups also filled stockings with toys and goodies for the children of the St. Vincent de Paul families. The Christmas Holiday Season reminds us of kindness, the gift of giving, and God’s love and blessings.