The Christmas spirit was certainly alive and well at Holy Family Residence. Throughout the days leading up to the holiday, our Home was filled with a flurry of activity. Although the Residents, Little Sisters, and staff had many tasks to complete such as baking cookies for friends, addressing Christmas cards, and decorating the Home, they really embraced the time they spent working together and enjoyed the family spirit that makes Holy Family Residence a Home.
While I’m sure you will agree getting everything ready for Christmas is quite an undertaking, I am equally certain you will agree you have to make time to have fun too while you’re doing it. And here at Holy Family Residence, we certainly did! Whether it was watching Christmas movies, enjoying visits from St. Nicholas and Santa Claus, Christmas shopping, or traveling throughout Scranton to see the beautiful displays of Christmas lights adorning so many homes, these activities certainly swept in the holiday spirit.
While all of the preparation and parties were certainly enjoyable, we all agreed the pinnacle of the season was celebrating the Feast of Christmas! Surrounded by family and friends, the Little Sisters and Residents welcomed the birth of our Savior at a very heartwarming Mass on Christmas morning. Focusing our minds and hearts on the true reason for this season filled our Home with the spirit above all spirits – Jesus’ love!
To see a slide show which captures the many special moments we enjoyed throughout the Advent and Christmas season,
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