Sunday, 20 December 2009

Away in a Manger . . .

As has been the custom for many years and certainly before I came to St Ann's, on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the children from our Children's Liturgy group perform a Nativity Play at the end of the 10am Mass.

I am always moved by the innocence of the children as they enact the Christmas story. For those of you who were not able to attend the 10am Mass today, and also for those who'd like to be reminded of this joyful event, please 'click' on the title slide below and it should take you to a slide show of the photos taken by our parish secretary this morning.

A big thank you to our dedicated team of mothers who help with Children's Liturgy throughout the year and especially to Mary and her helpers this morning.

I'm afraid we don't have a recording of the lovely singing of the children themselves. This soundtrack is by Aled Jones.

From Videos


Carly Saunders said...

I have not listened to the soundtrack yet as I still have the memory of the St Ann's congregation backing the nativity this morning.

The children did remarkably well and it was lovely to hear some of the children repeating their lines after the narrator.

The acting of the nativity is a tradition which I hope is continued for many years to come.

Well done to all involved!

E.F. (pastor emeritus) said...

What a lovely slideshow> Many thanks.

Khoi said...

We started our Nativity play with the line "And she brought forth her first-born Son, wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger." (Luke 2:7)
This simple line raised a lot of interest in the children as they wanted to know more about the Evangelists. Since then each day when they opened a window in their Advent calendar the readings of St Luke and St Matthew made more sense to them.

Khoi said...

I went on E.F. (pastor emeritus)'s blog and I would like to mention here the last part of a comment he made - "We belong to the Church militant... And our weapons are prayer and the Sacraments and our breastplate is humility."