|Home Altar for Rosary in preparation for Guadalupe|
|Cast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Drama|
|Dancers from St. Mary's during the Procession|
|Dance of los viejos at BTC|
|Live display of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe at BTC|
After Guadalupe, we moved into our advent communal soup and penance services and the nine days of the posadas. Soup and Penance has been a terrific experience at both churches. Coming together to enjoy savory soups, fresh bread and fellowship before reconciling ourselves to one another and God is fast becoming a new tradition. The Posadas again took place for nine days in various homes and in the churches prior to Christmas.
|Fr. Aaron and friends at Soup and Penance|
|Godfrey and others in the cast of the Nativity Play at JP II|
Christmas celebrations were filled with joy. With the help of Fr. Aaron, we held Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses in both places. All Masses were well attended, but we were surprised by 102 folks to celebrate the birth of our Lord for the Christmas Eve Mass at Blessed Teresa in Maynardville.
|Fr. Steve with this year's "baby Jesus"|
|Godfrey, Fr. Steve, Fr. Bruce and Fr. Aaron wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year|