My granddaughters always get the manger scene set up first when the Christmas decorations come out of storage. Their dog came over to see what they were doing and this is where she planted herself. All God’s creatures.
We now have another Manger Scene that was emailed to email@example.com. Do you have a special one that you would like to share with us?
The Stable was made by Dan’s dad His dad ran a neighborhood grocery store in Green Bay in the 1940’s and 1950’s. He made the stables to sell at Christmastime each year. All stables came equipped with lights and music boxes which played Silent Night.
We have used this stable since we got married. Our kids grew up with it and it was their job to put all the figures in place. We treasure this memento of his Dad .The figures are Fontani. We have collected the figures - one at a time - for most of the 48 years we have been married. So we continue the tradition of the Bosch Christmas Nativity scene.
This is the set which my husband gave me for Christmas. My first set was given to me by my husband’s sister. She made it out of cotton swabs. Unfortunately our dog ate it all so that’s how I got a second set which wasn’t as edible!
You will notice the absence of the Holy Family in our scene at this time. Our tradition is to slowly fill the crèche during Advent and finally add Baby Jesus on Christmas Eve. Our children and grandchildren did seem to enjoy and understand the waiting for the Christ Child!
After he retired, our Father, Hilarius Ebinal, made this manger and I decorated it. He had a special devotion for Mother Mary and Child Jesus. He also admired the manger scene at St Joseph’s, and I’m sure, built this one to resemble it.
Monday and Saturday - No Morning Mass
Tuesday and Thursday - 8 a.m. Mass at St. John Nepomuk
Wednesday and Friday - 8 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph
St. John: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturday Reconciliation
St. John: 4 p.m. Saturday Mass of Anticipation
St. Joseph: 5:15 p.m. Saturday Mass of Anticipation
St. Joseph: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
St. John: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Mass