Thank you to all those who participated in the 2012 Living Nativity! Your involvement, good deeds, and kind words are greatly appreciated!
2012 Living Nativity Acknowledgment and Thanks
Welcome/Introduction: Fr. Jim McDougall
Narrators: Dave D’Agostino and Kathy Ignatoski
Nativity Ensemble: David Beaulieu, Patricia Cabuena, Kelsey Carpenter, Ann Clinger, Michael Dunlap, Ted Emch, Darren Fedewa, Bill Forgacs, Kevin Harvey, Andrew Hocott, Ron Kramer, Magaly Nagpal, Shelby Peterson, Anjali Sood, Mary Clair Wissman, Brian Wyzlic
Children’s Nativity Choir: Isaiah Badics, Noah Brown, Jack Bruienne, Maxine Bruienne, Michael Crossley, Jenna DeKeyzer, Mariel DeKeyzer, Allison Gains, Grace Johnson, Brendan Karsch, Cecilia Kempton, Miriam Kempton, Langston King, Mallory King, Isabella Lee, Emily Maloney, Payton Maloney, Alina Mankowski, Alyssa McKay, Shannon McKay, Heami Oh, Katelyn Payne, Leslie Reid, Amelia Repp, Lauren Sprauer, Michael Stone, Maximus Stone, Gabi Valderrama, Isabella Waite, Ian Weintraub, Maya Wooley, Jack Zugay
Choir Director: Carol Fedewa
Assistant Choir Director: Kelly Hernandez
Accompanist: Meghan Meloy
Sound Engineer: Dave Kieras
Angel Gabriel: Darren Fedewa
Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus: John, May, and Joshua Butsic
Holy Family Shepherd: Ava Butsic
Guardian Angels: Samantha Alexander, Lydia Bezold, Nina Bonenberger, Rori Deyer, Mary Dimick, Maddie Gaines, Alexa Jacob, Marisa Moe, Thomas Morton, Kaylie Peters, Ellie Rodgers, Rachel Sprauer, Sophie Szymanski, Caitlyn Trievel, Jenin Van Der Ven, Luke VonKoss
Nativity Shepherds: Avery McEwen, Isabella Jacob
Angel Coordinators: Tricia Deyer, Elizabeth Peters, Sally Szymanski
Townsfolk: Matthew DeBona, Theodore Goodson, Anna Ignatoski, Maddie Jelic, Clare Ward
Adult Inn Keeper: Lynn Sohacki
Donkey Herder: Tom Ciesicki
Sheep Caretaker: Joe and Erica Cherney & Family.
Camel (llama) Caretaker: Ginger Burns & Family.
Goats Caretaker: Barbara Dobozy
Chorus of Angels: Liliana Barrientes, Rosa Casarella, Elizabeth Goodson, Danielle Livorsi Alexandra Ulery, James Ulery, Andreanna Ulery
Angel Chorus Coordinators: Marcella Casarella and Sylvia Otero
Young Shepherds: Nathan Alexander, Lucy Bauer, Tony Birchler, Kee DeKeyzer, Jillian Giordano, Matthew Murphy
Shepherds: Scott Alexander, Jack Bryan, and Doreen Murphy
Kings: Mike Gatti, Robert Morton, and Phil Rogers
King’s Caravan: Roberta Gatti, Domenico Pecoraro, Maddie Rodgers
Caravan Coordinators: Selestina Banda
Soldiers: Marie Azrak and John Burnett
Sojourner: The Matthew and Jamie Zawistowski Family
Ginger Burns, Joe and Erica Cherney, Barbara Dobozy and Tom Ciesicki for loaning their animals to help give glory and praise to the Christ Child.
Carol Fedewa for organizing and coordinating the music for the procession and for the generous time, talent, and support she gives to the Religious Education program.
Kelly Hernandez for giving of her time to teach the young children to sing the songs of the Nativity!
Janene Ternes for teaching the angels how to praise God in motion.
Carl Larkins, Victoria Emch, Jan Robb, Anne Stemmerich, and Brian Wyzlic and the middle school youth, and the Knights of Columbus Council #8989 for the Children’s Christmas Festival.
Brian Biggs & Family for the fountain fireworks.
Glen Feak, A J Fedewa, Ric and Charlie Foeller, Matt Blaney, Felipe Ronquillo & Crew, and Paul Ward for the stable/manger lighting, scene set-up and take down, and clean-up.
Courtney Aymen for the care and extra commitment she gives in assisting with all the details involved in putting together the procession.
To the parents and teachers who assisted with the children, ushered for the program, or provided refreshments for the Children’s Festival following the procession.
Thank you to all those who supported this event either by active deed or by their prayers. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and your family with peace, happiness, and love this Christmas and always! --Ellen Ward, Director
Wrapped in LIght Wrapped in Love
In 1224 Saint Francis of Assisi, best known as the founder of the Franciscan Order of Friars, created the first living nativity scene as a way to bring the Christmas spirit to the local villagers. Just as Saint Francis had real people dressed in robes and real animals, so does our Parish Living Nativity.
The Nativity Procession is a re-telling of the Christmas story with live animals, song, light acting, narration, and a candlelit walk.
For more information, please contact Ellen Ward at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2132