St. Stan’s Catholic Academy Presents The Annual Christmas Pageant

A lovely tradition took place in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on the weekend of December 11-12, 2010.  Thirty-five students from St. Stan’s Catholic Academy presented their annual Christmas Pageant at the three English Masses:  5:30 PM on Saturday and 9:00 and 11:00 AM on Sunday.  Dressed in traditional First Christmas garb, children from grades 1-8 were shepherds, angels, kings, barn animals and the Holy Family.  The Holy Infant was a wax figure crafted by Polish artisans in Warsaw during the First World War.  The children’s choir sang traditional hymns in Polish and English, including “Silent Night,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Pojdzmy Wszyscy do Stajenki,” “The Friendly Beasts,” and “The Little Drummer Boy.”  It was a joy to observe shepherds scamper to Bethlehem upon hearing from the angels that their Savior was born.  How sweet and precious it was when Mary held up her Infant Son for all to see and worship in faith. Parents were an invaluable aid in helping to dress the children for the pageant and to assist them to church.  Despite the wind and rain on Sunday, students and costumes were unscathed.  Between the 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses, all returned to the school hall for a breakfast of bagels, butter, cream cheese and orange juice.  Truly, there is nothing more effective to bring about the true Christmas spirit in hearts than a Christmas Pageant by children.
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