A cast of 18 children gave a wonderful performance of the Nativity on Christmas Eve, watched by a packed congregation, some of whom were standing. What was not apparent to anyone watching was that only one rehearsal had been possible, just the previous day, when Liz Combeer expertly coached the performers. The parents had also done tremendous work in helping the young actors to learn their lines.
As in recent years, the play began with a discussion between three modern-day children looking forward to Christmas. One of them explains to her friends "what Christmas is really all about" as the Nativity is enacted. Scenes were accompanied by the songs Little Donkey, Away in a Manger and What can I give Him, sung by the cast.
Mgr. Tony addressed his homily directly to the children (picture above).
Thanks and congratulations to the children, and to Liz Combeer and the other parents for this very fitting performance.