Accompanied by a choir and narrators, the cast told the story of Mary, Joseph and the birth of Jesus. The story included how the angels appeared to the shepherds and that three kings brought gifts to the newborn Savior.
School organizers said second grade is the perfect year to tell others about Jesus since they are preparing for their first penance in January and first holy Communion in May.
This year, the second graders began a new prayer partner program with newly baptized infants. Shortly after a baby is baptized at SS. Philip and James Parish, a second grader sends the infant a letter welcoming him or her to the parish. Through the years, this student will continue to pray for the child and send him or her a birthday card.
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