Church of the Nativity will hosts its annual “Living Nativity” presentation outdoors on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. This musical dramatization of the Christmas story, featuring live actors and animals, features a petting zoo, carol singing, and a "gentle look at the greatest story ever told." Following the 45 minute presentation, a festive party is held indoors in the parish hall featuring refreshments, a Christmas sing-along, and warm fellowship.
"It is is a reinactment of the Birth of Christ with live animals including sheep, ponies, horses and goats," said Carl Kinkel, a member of the church. "Many small children in costumes play the roles of shepherds and angels."
High school and middle school aged kids play the major roles of Mary, Joseph, Wise Men, Inkeeper and Head Angel. Many other children sing in the cherub choir while several soloists perform. Sarah Symes from Marlborough plays the part of Mary while Matt Cofer from Northborough plays Joseph.
"The Narrator tells the story of the Birth of Chirst as our actors and animals protray this amazing story," said Kinkel. "This is one of the most beautiful events being offered in Northborough for families and children."
St. Rose of Lima Church is decorating this weekend, with volunteers needed to hang bows, ribbons and more to holiday up the church at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Also at St. Rose, training for new Eucharistic Ministers is coming up on Jan. 9 and 23 for those interested in helping to distribute Holy Communion at its masses. Each session is an hour. "Training is simple and helpful
materials are provided." Eucharistic Ministers are scheduled to
serve at masses twice a month. For questions or to attend training
sessions, contact Ernie Rivard 508-393-2413 or