“Benefit the New Generation”

Does your home or parish have plans for the live tree you may be using this Christmas and/or Advent? I confess we switched to being a plastic tree family years ago. One Christmas we had needles shedding everywhere. They were still pricking our bare feet in Lent.

One parish I know used to get two trees, one a bit longer. After the Christmas season, the branches were stripped off and the trunks lashed together for the Lenten and Good Friday cross. That wouldn’t work in my new parish, as we have a great cross between our church entrance and the baptismal font.

The Vatican has a plan for their 108-ft spruce. Do you have a plan for your tree?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to “Benefit the New Generation”

  1. I’m seriously thinking about not dragging my prelit artificial tree up from the basement this year but that might change as I get closer to Christmas Vigil. Maybe I’m tired from too many years of decorating HUGE trees for fraternities, sororities, and much later, churches.

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