Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

StFran-liv-creche 6759The Torrington Cluster of Roman Catholic Parishes kicked off the Christmas season with a living crèche on the night of Nov. 23 in front of St. Francis of Assisi Church on Main Street.

Mary (Natalia Miasek) holds Baby Jesus (3-month-old Brennan O’Reilly) as Joseph (Matt Ahlman) looks on lovingly.

The angel behind Joseph is Ellie Ercoli. Holding the candle is Abby Fragione, standing next to Elizabeth Maryanski. The shepherd to Elizabeth’s left is Julia Traub.

The living crèche was one of many stops along a walking route that included the lighting of two Christmas trees, a preview of the Nutmeg Ballet’s "Nutcracker" and the lighting of the "Christmas House" on Main Street. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)