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Holy Name Celebrates the Season

Annual tree lighting and blessing of the Creche Saturday afternoon.

Photo Credit: Stephen Walsh
Photo Credit: Stephen Walsh
By Stephen Walsh

Parishioners at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury gathered after the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday for the annual Christmas Tree lighting and Blessing of the Creche on the front lawn of the church.

Celebrated by The Reverend Oscar Pratt, the congregation sang "O Christmas Tree" and with the assistance of the children, a countdown from 10 and the magnificent tree was lit.

The ceremony then moved over to the Creche where Father Pratt blessed it and explained to the children, who were curious that Baby Jesus was not there, would arrive on Christmas Day. Following the Blessing, the children began to prepare hay around the manger anticipating Baby Jesus' arrival and Christmas Day.
Donnarose Russian December 08, 2013 at 10:55 PM
PROPS to Steven Walsh for covering this uplifting event, and for taking such beautiful photos of it for us to enjoy!

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