Not everyone is pleased to receive a holy card, even if it is of St. Nicholas!

Not everyone is pleased to receive a holy card, even if it is of St. Nicholas!

Photos: Christine Boyle

Ss. Peter & Paul Parish

Tacoma, Washington, USA

St. Nicholas Visit

After St. Nicholas and his angels come into the parish hall, children sing songs and recite poetry in welcome. St. Nicholas tells something about himself, such as the story of giving dowry money to save the three young women. He talks to each child and gives out holy cards with his picture. Angel helpers, as found in Poland, give a bag of candy to each child. Photos are taken of each child with St. Nicholas.
Not everyone is pleased to receive a holy card, even if it is of St. Nicholas!
The angel's gift of candy changes things!