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Greccio Christmas

posted Dec 9, 2010, 10:52 PM by Mitchel Stretch   [ updated Dec 16, 2010, 4:28 PM by U of C Catholic Community ]
What: Greccio Nativity and Celebration
When: Tuesday December 14th, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Where: Meet at St. Pius X Church and then head out to Mount St. Francis Retreat Center in Cochrane

Early in the 13th century, near the little town of Greccio, Italy, St. Francis re-enacted the birth of Christ. Tradition credits Francis with popularizing the Christmas Crib displayed in our Churches during the Christmas season. 

Again this year Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre is pleased to hold its third annual Greccio Christmas on Tuesday, December 14th at 7:30 pm. All are cordially invited to this outdoor pageant of the Nativity as we bring to life through Scripture readings, hymns, live animals, and a newborn baby, the awesome wonder surrounding the birth of Christ.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be available. Non- perishable food items, or any offering will be gratefully accepted. All donations will go to the St. Mary’s Parish (Cochrane) Christmas food hamper program. All are welcome.