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December 16, 2009


This holiday season, several elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will present live nativities on their campuses. Each school's live nativity performance will tell the biblical story of Christmas. All will be free and open to the public.

"Live nativities are a fun way to teach children, and remind us all, of the true meaning of Christmas," said Mary Rochford, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. "We invite the public to join us in celebrating the holiday season by viewing one of the live nativities in the region."

St. Joseph-St. Robert, 40 Valley Road, Warrington, Bucks County

On Thursday December 17, 2009 students from St. Joseph-Saint Robert, along with youth from St. Robert's Parish, will present "O Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Live Nativity." There will be two performances on the school grounds, one at 7:00 p.m. and one at 8:00 p.m. Students in grades 4 through 12 will perform in the outdoor show, which is set to music and narration. Live animals, including sheep, goats, a donkey, and a llama, will also be featured in the show. Refreshments will be served in the school cafeteria following the performance. For more information, visit

Maternity BVM Parish School, 9322 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia

Maternity BVM Parish School will present a live nativity production on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Maternity BVM students, along with youth from Maternity BVM Parish, will perform in the show. Following the performance, guests are invited to help decorate the parish Christmas trees, while the students sing Christmas carols.

St. Kevin Parish School, 200 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County

On Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. kindergarten through eighth grade students at St. Kevin Parish School will perform in the school's annual Christmas show. The show will feature eighth grade students telling the story of the first Christmas, while the younger students perform a variety of Christmas songs.

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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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