The faithful are flocking to Saint Albert the Great church in Baldwin, part of Blessed Trinity Parish, to visit and pray before a special nativity scene.
Created by pastor Steve Kresak and his parish staff, the Christmas Window in the church’s main doorway centers around a creche and the tabernacle from the former Saint Norbert church in Overbrook. The display features 17 animated figures—a children’s choir, violin player, angels, reindeer and sheep.
“People have been visiting at all hours of the day and night,” Father Kresak said. “We’re playing recorded Christmas music which is also transmitted on an FM signal, so people can listen and watch from their cars, or come up to the display.”
The church remains open for Mass, with parishioners using side doors.
“Since I was a kid I always wanted to create a Kauffman’s Christmas window,” Father Kresak said. “And I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to evangelize our faith.”