St. Mary School Athletic Association and St. Padre Pio Parish, Christmas Festival at the school, 735 Union Road, Vineland, Saturday, Dec. 9 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Children can get their picture with Santa, make a gingerbread house, reindeer food, play in the Candy Land Bouncy or Obstacle Course, watch the Jeff Cleve Puppet Show + more for low admission price from 12:30-4:30. Visit the live Nativity from 4:30-6:30 and join in Christmas caroling followed by Mass at 6:30. For more information contact the parish, 856-691-7526 or the school, 856-692-8537.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Church of the Assumption and St. Nicholas Church, 8th annual Live Nativity, Saturday, Dec. 16 from 5-8 p.m., Assumption Regional Catholic School, 146 S. Pitney Rd., Galloway. Walk up to Nativity from 5-8 p.m., drive up after 7 p.m. Featuring 4 p.m. Mass, Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m., candlelight procession by choir; live animals from “Barnyard Friends” arrive at 4 p.m. For information: or contact

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Christmas Breakfast, Sunday, Dec. 10 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the church hall, 369 Georgetown Rd., Carneys Point. Baked goods of sale and a visit from Santa. Tickets, after all Masses or at the parish office: Adults in advance/$8, at the door/$9, children under 10/$5 or call 856-299-2426, 856-299-2154, 856-299-4698, 856-299-0218, 856-769-0947, 609-420-5560 or 856-935-8257. Make checks payable to St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish.

Holy Trinity Parish, St. James Church, Ventnor, presents the annual Living Nativity presentation on church grounds, Friday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Parish children re-enacting the birth of Jesus in the manger scene presentation along with live animals. Cookies and hot chocolate in the church hall along with carols and dancing for the children after the presentation.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 591 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon, 4th annual Cookie Walk, Saturday, Dec. 16, in the parish hall. Homemade cookies $8 per pound; doors open 9 a.m. Cookie Walk ends when cookies are sold out, approximately 100 bakers. Specialty items (cakes, breads, candies, etc.) priced individually. Wide assortment of gifts for varied interests and varied ages priced at $5, $10, and $15.  Free cocoa at The Cocoa Café. Parish hall is handicapped accessible.  Contact Carol Johnson, 609-703-2802 or

The Parish of All Saints, annual Christmas Craft/Vendor/Flea Market Sale, Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. John Bosco Hall, 2 Hillcrest Ave., Millville. Gift ideas, homemade items + more. For more information or to rent a table call Roe, 856-558-1490.

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Youth Group is selling hundreds of high quality, fresh-cut Christmas trees, behind the church on Wabash & Poplar Avenues in Linwood. Sale hours are: Monday-Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sales Trees are from western Pennsylvania and range in size from 5 to 12 feet. Prices are competitive and proceeds benefit local Catholic charities. For more information call 609-927-1154.

The Saint Andrew’s Senior Adult Ministry is hosting a “Holiday Lights” event on December 9th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. The event will take place in the parish hall, and is open to all seniors and one guest of any age. Join us for an elegant evening of dancing, refreshments, socializing and fun! Please contact the parish office to register for this free event at 856-784-3878. Get in the Spirit of the Holidays at the Renaissance Center!

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Linwood, Indoor Flea Market dates: Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 (snow date Jan. 13); Feb. 3, (snow date Feb. 10) and March 3, (snow date March 10). Show runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 6 foot tables, $20 and 8 foot tables, $25. For more information call 609-927-0569. Tables are reserved with payment.  Vendors attending the November show are asked to dress in red/white & blue in honor of our Veterans.

Gloucester Catholic High School is in need of host families for the ever-expanding international student population. If interested contact Mandy Chan at Ivy International, 484-300-5760,

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