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In pictures: How Melbourne’s parishes celebrated Christmas

Wednesday 2 January 2018

Media and Communications Office
 
As we welcome 2019, Melbourne Catholic is taking a look back at the images that captured the Christmas spirit throughout Melbourne's parishes. 
 
From St Brigid's in Healesville, to St Catherine of Siena in West Melton, here are some of the unique moments you captured during the festive period. 
 
 
Western Port Catholic Parish put together an intricate nativity scene. 
  
 
St Brigid's Healesville (from left to right): Three wise men/kings wait in the shade near the shepherds; Mary and Joseph travel by donkey; The shepherds walk to Bethlehem via the shade of the enormous oak at St Brigid’s; Mary and Joseph with Jesus; St Brigid's own herald and trombonist; The kings march through the people on their way to Jesus. 
  
 
Action shots of the 2018 performance of the Christmas Story as well as images of the Christmas Vigil and Family Mass at St Luke's in Wantirna. 
 
 
St Catherine of Siena West Melton: Parishioners reflecting on the light of Christ (top and middle); Parishioners taking the time on Christmas morning to visit Jesus experiencing homelessness. 
 
 
 Lalor's St Luke Parish celebrating the 5am Dawn Mass, a common celebration among Australia's Filipino community. 
 
 
 Parishioners gather for Christmas at St Michael's in North Melbourne. 
 
 Christmas celebrations at St Kevin's Parish, Templestowe

Festive celebrations at Box Hill's St Francis Xavier - St Clare Parish.
 
To see your parish featured in our Christmas round-up, send pictures to mediaandcommunications@cam.org.au
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