Kermes with the children in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

children IVE SSVM Iceland

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). 1

On December 16th, we had a Christmas Party and Christmas Play with the children from Oratory and catechism classes.

         We  began the Christmas party at 4 o´clock in the afternoon. All the children received their first gift and their „registration card“. The children were able to play many games and recieve prizes we had prepared for them.

We were able to share a delicious meal of hot dogs and hamburgers with the children. They were very happy.  This year there were 70 children who participated in this event.

         After that, we began the Christmas play. This Christmas we held the play inside the Church. This was a very good opportunity for the families to see their children participating in the Church´s activities. The families were very happy and thankful for all the effort that we put in and the work that we have been able to do for and with their children.

         During the Christmas Play, most of them were touched at the moment when we put Baby Jesus into the crib. At that moment, everyone stood up to see the Baby Jesus, who was a real infant. How amazing was the reaction of the people!  It must have been like that when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. (Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.)

 

 

 

 

 

After the Christmas party, the children sang Christmas carols in English and Icelandic. Then our parish priest thanked all the children and families, especially everyone who helped out. He ended with a prayer and gave us the blessing.

children Josefskirkja IVE SSVM

1 Matthew 1:23

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