(December 15, 2016 – Sacramento) Sunday evening, December 18, 2016, a Christmas nativity display will officially take its place at the California State Capitol. At 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) the First Annual Opening Ceremony and Blessing of a Nativity Scene will begin on the Capitol building steps. The ceremony will include Christmas caroling and a blessing of the Nativity by his Excellency, Bishop Myron J. Cotta, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento. This is the first time a nativity will appear at the California State Capitol, according to the Thomas More Society, which helped sponsor the project.
The Christmas crèche, including statues of the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – and the Three Kings, will be housed under a handcrafted wooden stable, assembled December 17 and remaining on display through December 26. The privately funded and erected manger scene is hosted by the Sacramento Nativity Scene Ad Hoc Committee, a group of volunteers from Stockton and Sacramento, and represents classic free speech and free exercise of faith by private citizens in the public square.
Today on the show we have guest Tom Bielejeski, of the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael’s Parish in Stockton to talk about the win. Learn more about the event HERE