Youth Posted on January 18, 2022 by Tereza Ma Christmas programs COLUMBUS – Annunciation School held a Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 9. Students in PreK through fifth grade participated in the performance. (Photos by Katie Fenstermacher) JACKSON – St. Richard fifth grade students (l-r) Kate Donaldson, Hills Ezzell, Sade’ Ellis, Maya, Levi Luckett, Yahir Paniagua, Redmond Peterson, J’naya Slaughter and Sarah Vanderloo. Playing air guitar on his knees is Estephan Choufani. The school presented an amazing Advent program on Dec. 17, directed by music teacher Andrew Dillon. (Photos by Tereza Ma) Jennifer David principal of St. Richard school PEARL – St. Jude parish celebrated Epiphany on Jan. 2. Pictured are Joshua, Ana and Ashley Love. (Photo by Elsa Baughman) AMORY – At Mass on Dec. 12, the children and youth of St. Helen Church presented the Christmas story, as they honored all grandparents of the parish. Before Mass, the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was carried to the front of the church and all the children brought roses to place at her feet. (Photos by Jean Pinkley) MAGEE – On December 19th, Mr and Mrs Clause paid a visit to St Stephen Church. Santa brought gifts for the good boys and girls in the St Stephen Religious Education Program and joined in the parish Children’s Christmas Party. Many thanks to everyone who helped make Santa’s visit such a success.