This year, St. Patrick Parish will celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany with a Nativity Festival. Parishioners are invited to participate as volunteers, loan a Nativity for the display, and most importantly…attend and enjoy the wonder of the event!

Hours for the festival will be:

Saturday, January 5, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please fill out the Nativity Festival Sign-up Form and be a part of something wonderful. Help bring the awe of the miracle of Christ’s birth to your friends and fellow parishioners!

Highlights of the Nativity Festival:Continue the celebration of the Christmas Season!

  • Fr. Sarmiento will display his custom built Nativity Village with figures from Italy. You do not want to miss this highlight!
  • Nativities from Around the World will be displayed – all generously loaned by parishioners and friends
  • Photo backdrop, standees of the Holy Family and photo props will be available for selfies, friend and family photos
  • Children’s area with play sets, coloring and Nativity story books
  • Live Music after the Sunday Masses

Please fill out the Nativity Festival Sign-up Form to participate as a volunteer or by loaning a Nativity. We hope you will join us!


Invite your friends and family.

Reflect on the beauty of the Christmas Season (which begins on Christmas Day!)

Explore how cultures around the world depict the birth of Christ.


Below are links to some of the beautiful Nativity Festival and Exhibit events in our area.

Franciscan Nativity Display, Springfield, Illinois (video)

Photos from the Peoria, Illinois Community Festival of Nativities

Loyola University Museum of Art – Art and Faith of the Creche Exhibit

Here are photos from some area Nativity Festivals and displays.