Diocesan News

Bethlehem Comes to Elmhurst


Several hundred parishioners and neighbors gathered at St. Adalbert Church, Elmhurst, to witness “A Greccio Experience: One Night in Bethlehem,” an outdoor reenactment of the Christmas story as seen though the eyes of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare.

Children and adults dressed in full costume as the Holy Family, innkeepers, angels, shepherds and kings, while others served as singers and announcers. A stable with live animals helped set the scene as the parish family prepared the community for the coming of Christmas. (Photos courtesy St. Adalbert Church)