On Saturday afternoons, Filipino children gather at the Salesian Ratisbonne monastery and on Saturday, December 16, 2017, the children and their families held their annual Christmas party.

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After the celebration of mass for the children and their parents, all those assembled gathered in the hall for a music and dance program which ended with a Nativity play. The celebration began with a spiritual message from Father Stan, rector of the Salesian community. It was followed by Christmas songs sung by different groups of children. There were also a series of dance sequences. The nativity play was acted out by some of the parents and the brothers in charge of the catechism program. Finally, Father Christmas arrived to distribute present. After the end of the program, the children and their parents together with the Salesian community enjoyed a Filipino meal with delicacies brought in by the mothers.

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