Children from our parish Religious Education classes and clubs participated in the Solvang Julefest Parade on December 3rd. Their float "Celebrate Jesus Together" won best of parade. Their float showed the Nativity of Jesus with Joseph, Mary, an angel and a live baby "Jesus" in the stable that was in the shape of a cave. The float was created and hand constructed on a donated flatbed trailer by parish volunteers.
Over 60 children from the Religious Education classes and clubs dressed in costumes as shepherds, people of Bethlehem, wisemen and angels and walked behind the float to carry out the theme of celebrating Jesus together. Capuchin friars, brothers, novices; Sacred Heart Sisters religious and Religious Education adult volunteers accompanied the children along the parade route.
After the parade, the children were treated to a picnic lunch and they had time to enjoy the newly renovated children's play area near the Religious Education classrooms.