Sunday, December 25, 2011

......and Mary came into Bethlehem on Training Wheels

My school choir sang and acted out the Gospel at the 3:00pm Christmas Eve Mass for families. Fr. Ariel read the gospel and paused at the appropriate places for the action to be shown.
Here is Caesar Augustus with the proclamation that all from the House of David must come to Bethlehem to be registered.
Mary and Joseph are still journeying down the aisle, ( as you can see the church was packed).
Then it was time for Mary to give birth. ( Baby Jesus was waiting in the front row.) And she wrapped him in swaddling clothes.

Yes, we had a real baby. (The pacifier helped greatly to keep him quiet and still.)
And suddenly, (clue for the archangel to make her move to the shepherds), there appeared in the sky an angel to the shepherds who were in fear!

Then there was a multitude of angels singing, "Glory to God in the highest!"

All went to adore the newborn King-Christ the Lord!

There was no room in the inn in Bethlehem, well, there was no room in our church. Fr. Ariel asked the choir and I to sit on the sanctuary step and give up our chairs for those standing. So going with the flow of things we picked up our song sheets and relocated for the homily and we sang from the sanctuary step for the rest of the Mass. And yes, my little choir did sound like the heavenly angels on Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas to all!!!


  1. How very dear to have the children act out the story. They will never forget and parents are usually very proud of their children acting out a story... especially this most precious story. Thank you for sharing it with some many of us.

  2. This is really cool! I love how they did the donkey- that is clever.