This Festive Season; as the host of angels sings, little lambs of Jesus enchant Christmas Carols here on earth.
Saint Anthony’s Parish-Karachi organized a carol singing competition,” Carols of the Season” also celebrating its platinum jubilee. This competition has been held for three years now. Around 150 children participated in the contest. The “Little Friends of Jesus” as they call them, were as young as four years old.
“We didn’t get many days to prepare because our exams just finished,” apologized nine-year-old Kaylyn Rego, adding, “but we tried our best and now we know the carols by heart”.
Aloysius Soares, manager the choir, said carol singing was imperative for the Christmas spirit. “It is difficult to control children at times, and make them sing carols. But Christmas is for children, and without their activities, it would be incomplete.”
Some of the “Little Friends of Jesus” playacted, the story of Jesus’ birth; dressed up as Joseph, Marry, Angels and the Kings. Wearing brown robes, Kristen, who played the part of Joseph, said, “I read scriptures of Joseph to understand his character better.” Another girl, Almeida, said that this event always boosted their energy before the main celebrations begin.