Prepare the Manger


Borrowing from a French custom, we would like to prepare a soft place for the Christ Child on Christmas Eve in our nativity. Bags of straw with instructions will be available in the Gathering Area throughout Advent.

  • Find a time to examine your day as a family and share experiences and efforts to prepare hearts for Christ.
  • Gather a piece of straw for each spiritual effort
    • Good Deeds
    • Kindness
    • Extra Sacrifices
    • Extra Prayers
  • Bring your straw to Mass on Christmas Eve to place in the manger.
  • If you are not going to be here, you may still complete this activity in your home.

This is a great activity even if you do not have young children.