St Joseph’s Parish Travelling Nativity – Something new for the children this Christmas?

As Mary and Joseph travelled to Bethlehem they relied on the kindness of friends, family and strangers. Could your family give them shelter for a night this Advent? You would receive figures of Mary, Joseph and the donkey into your home from another family in the parish one evening in Advent. The visiting family lead a (very) short child friendly liturgy and you as the host family provide light refreshments. The following evening you travel with the figures to another home in the Parish and repeat. In this way the figures of Mary and Joseph will travel through around 20 homes in our parish community on their way to the Church on Christmas Eve. Full instructions on what to do and where to go will be provided. We anticipate the liturgy and refreshments lasting no more than 1 hour on each evening. This is a wonderful and practical way to help your children really think about the journey of Advent. If you might be interested in taking part, please contact Catriona James by email to for an information sheet.