North Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaSaturday Eucharist
St. Nicholas made a special visit to St. Clare-in-the-Cove on the Saturday before his feast day. The good saint hared his story with the children and gave them gold coins, symbolizing the joy of giving. A community meal followed the service with St. Nicholas as the guest of honor. Each child and family had a picture taken with St. Nicholas. The priest said, "I'm reclaiming St NIcholas Day and the Christmas season for our saint who teaches us to give in the name of Christ. St. Nicholas has a lot to teach us about the central purpose of God coming to us in the person of Jesus."