Starting this year St. Matthias will celebrate the Christmas Season by illuminating the church property with beautiful, personalized, 6-foot, freshly cut Christmas trees, decorated with white lights. Each tree will also have a plaque with a name or a message.
St. Matthias Council is sponsoring one of the Christmas trees that will be displayed on the parish grounds during this Christmas season.
The trees will be blessed and lighted on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the 5:00 pm Mass. The trees will remain lit every night from 6:00 pm until midnight, through the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6, 2021. People are welcome to visit the trees and read the plaques throughout this time. And everyone driving by on JFK Blvd., will be reminded of the hope and peace that breaks into our darkness at Christmas time.
The Christmas Manger display is in the front of the Christmas tree display facing John F. Kennedy Blvd.
On Saturday, the truck carrying 270 trees arrives at St. Matthias and the Knights of Columbus (including Msgr. Joe Curry) unload the truck and carry the trees to their designated posts previously installed by the St. Matthias maintenance staff.
On Sunday, many parishioners were on hand to place the trees the post and put on strings of white lights.
While St. Matthias parishioners were busy placing and setting up the trees, the Knights of Columbus were busy erecting the Christmas Manger display.
The lighted Christmas Tree display!
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Last updated: June 5, 2021
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