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Faithful Gather For Blessing Of Creche Set Up On Monroe Town Green

Members of the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude gather under umbrellas Sunday to bless a Creche placed on the Monroe Town Green.
Members of the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude gather under umbrellas Sunday to bless a Creche placed on the Monroe Town Green. Photo Credit: Contributed
Members of the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude gather Sunday in the gazebo on the Monroe Town Green.
Members of the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude gather Sunday in the gazebo on the Monroe Town Green. Photo Credit: Contributed
Monsignor Dariusz Zielonka, pastor of St. Jude, blesses the creche on the Monroe Town Green on Sunday.
Monsignor Dariusz Zielonka, pastor of St. Jude, blesses the creche on the Monroe Town Green on Sunday. Photo Credit: Contributed
The creche will be on display on the Monroe Town Green through Dec. 31.
The creche will be on display on the Monroe Town Green through Dec. 31. Photo Credit: Contributed
Members of the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude gather Sunday to bless a creche on the Monroe Town Green.
Members of the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude gather Sunday to bless a creche on the Monroe Town Green. Photo Credit: Contributed
Members of the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude gather Sunday to bless a creche on the Monroe Town Green.
Members of the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude gather Sunday to bless a creche on the Monroe Town Green. Photo Credit: Contributed
St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude has placed a Creche placed on the Monroe Town Green.
St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude has placed a Creche placed on the Monroe Town Green. Photo Credit: Contributed

MONROE, Conn. – It may have been cold and drizzly, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the faithful who gathered Sunday, Dec.18., on the Monroe Town Green to welcome the Christmas season and bless a Crèche set up on the Monroe Town Green.

This year marked the second annual celebration of the blessing of the Crèche, which was presented by the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude Parish in Monroe.

The ceremony was complete with carolers, Honor Guard escorts, remarks, and a blessing by Monsignor Dariusz Zielonka, pastor of St. Jude. The crowd of about 30 people gathered under the gazebo on the Town Green to stay dry.

“This was truly a beautiful ceremony, and I was glad to be a part of it,” said State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-Monroe, Newtown), who was among those in attendance.

Knight of Columbus council member Kevin Donovan acted a MC of the event.

The tradition of the Crèche, which depicts the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem, dates back centuries in the Roman Catholic Church. St. Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first live nativity scene in Greccio, Italy, on Christmas Eve in 1223.

The creche will remain on display on the Town Green through Dec. 31.

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