Living Nativity

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Living Nativity Procession: Sunday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. beginning in church

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The story of Christmas is the story of life, love, and the joy of knowing God.

All families are invited to experience the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in the Living Nativity Procession.

Come Experience with Spirited Joy:

The Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ

Praise of Angels, Shepherds, Kings, and Sojourners

Live Animals to Honor the Birth of the Christ Child.

Resplendent Music to Glorify the Lord.

The Peaceful Wonder of the Nativity.

In the Living Nativity Procession, we tell the story of Jesus’ birth, in scripture, song, and scenes recreated with live animals. Children and adults participate in the roles of those present at the time of Christ’s birth. The Living Nativity Procession begins in Church and proceeds outdoors in a candlelit walk through the various scenes that surround the Christmas story. After our short pilgrimage outdoors, we end up at the stable (again in church) to see the baby Jesus.
When the procession and story has concluded, all are invited to the Parish Activities Center (PAC) for the Children’s Christmas Festival, a time of refreshments and games.

For more information, contact Ellen Ward at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2132.

In 1224 Saint Francis of Assisi, best known as the founder of the Franciscan Order of Friars, created the first living nativity scene as a way to bring the Christmas spirit to the local villagers.  Just as Saint Francis had real people dressed in robes and real animals, so does our Parish Living Nativity.  

The Nativity Procession is a re-telling of the Christmas story with live animals, song, light acting, narration, and a candlelit walk.

For more information, please contact Ellen Ward at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2132


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