First Day of Christmas: Students at St. Mary School in Hyde Park/Cincinnati present their Christmas pageant.
All 12 days of Christmas, plus Epiphany, in one spot.
Second Day of Christmas: The 66th annual Comboni Missionaries Nativity Experience continues daily until Dec. 30th at the Comboni Mission Center in Anderson Twp. (OH). It features a remastered recording of the Nativity story and a new Spanish recording. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. For hours and dates see www.combonimissionaries.org.
Third Day of Christmas: This African nativity scene and more than 200 others are on display at the University of Dayton Marian Library’s annual display of creches from its vast collection. The exhibit is open most days through Jan. 25; call (937) 229-4234 for dates and hours.
Fourth Day of Christmas: Second-year theology students at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West hosted this year’s St. Nicholas party, when the fourth-century bishop makes an appearance with gifts for seminary faculty members — after a light-hearted roast from students.
Fifth Day of Christmas: Children in the Christmas pageant at St. Cecilia parish in Oakley (OH).
Sixth Day of Christmas: Northgate Mall’s Santa visited with friars manning the Franciscan’s storefront at Northgate Mall. Friars took turns at the “ministry of presence” in an open storefront every Advent evening and weekend starting on “Black Friday.”
Seventh Day of Christmsa: Filmed in Norwood (OH) at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center and featuring Cincinnati singer Andrea Thomas, Collin Raye’s EWTN Christmas special is enjoyed by people all over the world.
Eighth Day of Christmas: A choir from San Carlos Borromeo parish in Carthage (OH) sings at the Comboni Mission Center.
Ninth Day of Christmas: Our Lady of Lourdes School (Delhi/Cincinnati) students portray shepherds watching their flocks by night and angels announcing the birth of the Savior at their Christmas pageant.
Tenth Day of Christmas: Covington Catholic High School basketball fans show their Christmas spirit.
Eleventh Day of Christmas: Students at St. Vivian school read a scene from their Christmas play.
Twelfth Night: The star above St. William parish’s Nativity scene lights the way toward Epiphany.
Students at St. Gertrude School portray the Three Wise Men arriving with gifts for Jesus. The Catholic Beat wishes all a blessed Epiphany and new year!