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Free Family Live Nativity and Tree Lighting Set for St. Brigid School in Portland on December 15

PORTLAND---St. Brigid School will host a live nativity and tree lighting on Sunday, December 15, at the school, which is located on 695 Stevens Avenue in Portland. The event, which runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The event will feature a living nativity with reenactment performances at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., Christmas caroling, a visit from Santa, a 5 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church (located next to the school), and a tree lighting.

There will also be free activities for kids including letter writing to Santa, decorating Christmas cookies, and treats.  

Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped book or toy for the school's Stuff a Bus event the following day when students will stuff a METRO bus with toys for WGME's Joy of Sharing program, which helps the Salvation Army deliver thousands of toys to children throughout the area during Advent.

For more information, call the school at (207) 797-7073.

A special Advent section has been created on the Diocese of Portland’s website and will be updated throughout December with new material. The section includes many useful features and resources including a variety of prayers, blessings, and reflections; downloadable and interactive calendars; giving opportunities at parishes; and event listings for the diocese.