Merry Christmas to all! May God bless you and give you joy, whatever your religious tradition and personal approach to the holiday season.
Remember: Christmas is just beginning! Traditionally, the Christmas season lasts for more than a week (for Catholics, until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which falls on Jan 13 this year). So, don’t rush to throw out those Christmas decorations! You can still enjoy them for a while yet – at least for the famous “12 Days of Christmas” until Jan. 6!
Gloucester is a great place to spend Advent and Christmas. Besides all the services, pageants and festivities in the religious context, there are lots of decorations and fun activities downtown. Click on the photos below to see a slideshow of images taken during “Family and Friends’ Night” and “Men’s Night” on Main Street.
I’ll be blogging from home in Connecticut for the next few days.
– Fr. Matthew Green