St. Nicholas Party in Hazard, Ky.

Children from the parish and the community gathered Saturday at Mother of Good Counsel in Hazard, Ky., for the annual St. Nick Party, presented in conjunction with St. Ann Church in Cincinnati. "There was a pizza lunch, ornament making, stockings for all the children, singing, the telling of the Christmas story, and a secret Santa store for the parents," says Pastoral Associate Pat Riestenberg. "Thanks to all our friends in Cincinnati!" The next day as parishioners helped decorate the church inside and out, Pastor Mike Chowning offered advice on the proper placement of Christmas ornaments.