On Saturday, December 10 we gladly assisted and participated in the children’s Christmas Concert and Play at Our Lady of Purgatory, New Bedford. Various children from the parish, ranging from the ages of one to fourteen re-enacted the nativity. Following the play, they performed a selection of Christmas carols both in Arabic and English. Abouna Jack Morrison, pastor, accompanied on the piano while the children sang, under the direction of Matthew Thomas. During the well attended evening of family gathering, singing and celebration, Santa came and surprised the children with a visit and some goodies.