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Travelling Crib

Travelling Crib

Could you offer Mary and Joseph a room for the night? It is a lovely, unique way to help families prepare for Christmas.

The Travelling Crib will be blessed in church at our Family Mass this Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent and then is taken home by a family who plays host to the nativity characters for the night, sharing some short prayers and reflection time together. The next day they pass on the crib to another family; this can be done by bringing it back to class where it will be sent to the next family on the list.

The journey symbolises Mary and Joseph's difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus. What will it be like to make room in your home for these special guests for the night?

Even if you are unable to host the crib you will be able to follow its journey through Advent.

If you would like the Travelling Crib to come into your home, please contact the school office to “sign up”. If you know that you can pass the crib from home to home yourselves once the term ends, please let us know your plan and we can put several families on consecutive days so that it can continue it’s journey from 17th – 24th December.