Children's Christmas Eve Mass


December 24, 2013 @ 3:30 p.m.   
Mass will be held in Church and Social Hall

The Children’s Christmas Eve Mass is a tradition at SS. Peter & Paul Church. We will be taking sign us for children from Kindergarten through 6th grade to participate in this liturgy.  Volunteers are needed to participate as Angels (grades K-6), Shepherds (grades K-6), Wisemen (grades 4-6), Innkeepers (grades 5-6), Gabriel the Archangel (grades 5-6), Mary and Joseph (grades 5-6). 

The children’s participation is based on the Gospel Narration and there are no speaking parts.

Sign ups for the Children's Christmas Eve Mass are now closed.   If your child has signed up to participate in the Children's Christmas Eve Mass, you will be notified as to your child's placement by December 5th.

Please note that space is limited and we will do our best to include every child in some way in this liturgy.  Shepherds and Angels will be first come, first served.  All other roles will be determined by a lottery system.  For the roles of Mary and Joseph, preference will be given to sixth graders who have not played the part previously.  There are multiple "scenes" in the church and social hall, so more than one person will be chosen for parts. 

Two mandatory rehearsals will be held:  (1) Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. and (2) Thursday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m.  Both rehearsals will begin in the Church and should last no more than one hour each. Costumes will be available for pick up at the second rehearsal.
Additionally, we are in need of adult volunteer help.  Please call Kris Dahla at 624-5827, ext. 213 with questions or if you wish to volunteer to assist with this liturgy.
Children's Choir
Does your child like to sing? Another option for participating would be to join the Children’s Choir, even if it is just for this special liturgy!  Children in grades 1st through 6th are invited to sing with our Children’s Choir on Saturday, December 24th at the 3:30 p.m. Mass (Christmas Eve) in the Church or Social Hall.

Our rehearsals for this Mass are scheduled for:
Thursday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m. in Church AND
Thursday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Church or Social Hall.

Children’s Choir members will be assigned to either the Church or Social Hall for Christmas Eve Mass. If you have questions regarding the Children’s Choir, please call John Gloudeman at 624-5827, ext. 204.

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