Our first Christmas at Old St. Patrick Oratory

Midnight Mass was the scene of nearly a "full house" assisting at Mass. The late night ceremony began with a procession into the church with the Baby Jesus to the creche where the infant was placed in the creche's manger. The creche was beautifully built and decorated. The figures were the gracious gift of an anonymous donor. 
After each Mass (midnight, 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m), infants and children were the recipients of a special blessing bestowed by Canon Avis at the site of the creche.
On the north side of the sanctuary, the three wise men waited patiently for their move to the nativity scene on the feast of the Epiphany.

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