Annual Live Nativity & Festival of Lights

Mark your calendars for Saturday December 15, 2018, for our Ninth Annual Live Nativity.

Gather with us on this joyous occasion for 4:00pm Mass. After Mass the Blessing of the Tree Ceremony will be accompanied with the sounds of the Assumption Regional Catholic School Choir. This year we will also be lighting our beautiful trees decorated and dedicated to loved ones. The reason for the season – the scene at Bethlehem begins at 5:00pm. Here is some information about this year’s event:

  • Take a ride around the parking lot with the sound of jingle bells in the air on a Horse Drawn Carriage.
  • Barnyard Friends is allowing a sneak preview to pet and visit with the animals inside the pen before the Live Nativity begins from 4:00-4:45pm.
  • Grab a slice of pizza and enjoy the live entertainment beginning at 5:00pm featuring local dance & musical showcase: Dance Forum South, Cedar Creek High School, Encore Dance Academy and more.
  • Magic by everyone’s favorite magician – Joe Holiday.
  • Come see the ever growing Atlantic County 4H Train Club Display.
  • Saint Nicholas will be visiting our guests and posing for photos.

There is something for everyone. All activities are free. Food and Beverages will be on sale in the cafeteria.

Call Christine Bruno at 609-457-1086  or christineabruno@comcast.net if you would like to volunteer to help this year.

Participate in the Festival of Lights

Download the Festival of Lights Form to find out how to get a tree of your own!

There is rich symbolism in lighting a candle on behalf of a loved one. In that same spirit we will honor our loved ones, living or deceased, with our annual Festival of Trees. Each 5’ Tree will be dressed in warm white LED lights, waiting for a family to dedicate and decorate. The trees will be lit up and blessed on Saturday, December 15, 2018 after 4:00pm Mass. The trees will grace the front section of the lawn along Pitney Road until the Feast of the Epiphany on Sunday January 6, 2019.

Includes: 5’ evergreen tree, staked to ground, lit with warm white LED lights, and mounted with a plaque of commemoration dedicated to a loved one, both living or deceased, or just a special Christmas Greeting. The trees will be lit each evening from 12/15/18 through 1/6/19. The cost also covers removal of the trees and any left-over proceeds will go back to the church. Cost: $100.00

Please use form below and place in the offering basket labeled “Festival of Lights” or drop off the parish office by December 2, 2018.