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Celebrating The Story Of Christ's Birth

Published: December 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

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St Rose Live Nativity -- group & manger incl Holy Family by Kerry DeLeon

Parishioners of St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church gathered around the church's stable on Saturday, December 16, for the annual Live Nativity. The tradition of a living Nativity was started centuries ago by St Francis of Assisi. Following that tradition, St Rose Church comes alive with children and animals each Christmas season as they re-enact the event of Jesus' coming more than 2,000 years ago, according to Pam Arsenault, director of religious education at the Church Hill Road church. Monica and Renzo Ortega were featured as Mary and Joseph for this year's presentation. Their baby Gianna had the role of Jesus. Even the animals were excited for this year's presentation, Ms Arsenault said Monday morning. "On cue, the Paproski's cow, Macey, mooed at the perfect time as the narrator said, 'Listen to the story of Christ's birth,'" she shared.

-Kerry DeLeon photo

 


St Rose Live Nativity -- group & manger by Kerry DeLeon

-Kerry DeLeon photo


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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2