For those tired of the same old, same old - and for whom annual holiday parties and activities have become too familiar and predictable - SS. Hyacinth and Hedwig Parish has something new in the offing.
A first-ever "Family Faith Fair" in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area is being held Sunday, Nov. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the St. Hyacinth School building, Lake Shore Drive East (Route 5) and Pangolin Street. This is a non-ethnic intergenerational event open to toddlers, children, teens, young adults, parents and grandparents who wish to discover fun and faith-filled ways to "Celebrate Jesus at home this Christmas!" An invitation is extended to the entire community.
Hands-on faith stations and take-home activities for all ages include Jesus Ornament Prayers, caroling with "bells-on," Christ-light switches, Cooking with the Saints, The Christmas Rose, 3-Kings Holy Smoke, Angel Bread, Christ Child notes, Tree Blessings and God's Greatest Gifts.
Sister Rachel Mikolajczak, CSSF (left), pastoral associate of SS Hyacinth and Hedwig Parish, and Judy Bradley, Faith Formation director at St. Joseph Parish, Fredonia, prepare the table display for the Family Faith Fair.
The presentations will be held in separate classrooms, with each taking about 20 minutes. Area parishes will be represented with the following presenters on hand: JoAnne Michalski, SS Hyacinth and Hedwig; Kathleen Szalkowski and Katherine Pinkowski, Holy Trinity; Jeanette Morales, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; and three volunteers from Arcade, among others.
There is a nominal registration fee of $5 per family/one or more persons. A lunch of soup, sandwich, dessert and drink will be available for $1.
Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome and no family will be turned away.To register, call Sister Rachel at 366-1950.