Faith Formation and Pastoral Care
Our Lady of Guadalupe has a wonderful tradition of inviting all children who want to participate in our Christmas Eve Children’s Mass, Thursday December 24th at 3:00 p.m. Please note that this Mass has been moved up one hour from previous years so that we can accommodate all of the families and friends who want to attend. If your child wants to be part of this special tradition in our community here is what they need to do:
1. Attend a mandatory rehearsal on Monday December 21 at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the church. Costume assignments will be made at the rehearsal to give time to make sure children have what they want in terms of costume fittings and to help the children become familiar with the pageant format. Parents and guardians who want to volunteer to help organize the children on the 24th as well as sign up for snacks will be able to sign up on the 22nd.
2. We will have a second rehearsal on December 24th at 2:00 p.m. which is also mandatory so that we can give as much support to the children, enabling them to tell the greatest story ever told in a prayerful and meaningful way. This is where we will need parent and guardian help. Please bring your children to the DeMazenod Room, lower level of the church.
3. Please note that any additional children who may come during the Christmas Eve Gospel Pageant Mass and have not participated in the two required rehearsals, will have an opportunity to process into the church and be part of that experience only, and will not be part of this year’s pageant program as costumes and parts have been assigned and they would be welcome to participate in the Gospel pageant the following year. Often friends and relatives come to this event and it is our desire to welcome all children in our procession to the Crèche so share in the joy and excitement of this wonderful tradition.
If you should have any questions about our Christmas Eve Gospel Pageant Mass, please email Marion Kari or call her at 206 935-0358, Ext. 113.