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Live nativity focuses on the season

St. Joseph’s Church in Miesville continues the tradition Sunday, Dec. 14

by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer

Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus, along with the wise men, angels, kings and choirs, will be part of what is becoming a tradition at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Miesville. The live nativity pageant will be presented beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, outside the church.

Having the live nativity is an important one, said event planner Linda Kocur.

“Jesus is the reason for the season,” she said.

They want everyone to come and start the Christmas season with this event.

In addition to the live people portraying the Biblical characters, there will be live animals as part of a petting zoo. In previous years, they have included a donkey and sheep. Members of the church’s three choirs will accompany the characters to the manger, by a candle-lit pathway. They will also sing Christmas carols inside the church where a light lunch will be served.

Former church member Dan Greil will be the narrator for the Christmas story, which he will read at 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Those attending are asked to donate non-perishable food items or cash for area food shelves.

Dress for the weather, but the church will be open and hot chocolate served.

It will be a wonderful way to begin observing the season, said Kocur.“It will be beautiful,” she said.

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