Saving Santa Claus

Santa Claus came to town today in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Parade. From the parade he went into the store  for Black Friday and he’ll be there for the rest of the days till Christmas.

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But he’s more than a saleman, isn’t he?

My good friend, Mauro DeTrizio, whose family comes from Bari, Italy, has had a lifelong devotion to St. Nicholas. He’s also a good videographer and he has dreamt to produce a video on St. Nicholas, our Santa Claus.

More than a salesman, Santa’s a saint.  he reminds us that Christmas, more than a season for getting, is a time for giving. His quiet giving mirrors God’s love shown in Jesus Christ.

Telling his story is one of the ways to save him from being captured by Macys and Walmart and all the others. First, take  a look at our version for little children. Then, you might want to go on to our  modest contribution for bigger children– like us:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADevygB9jNs

10 Comments

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10 responses to “Saving Santa Claus

  1. Gail Smyder

    Wow, you have been doing wonderful work. I will pass all this on to my teachers and our families. I can’t wait to see them all. What an awesome ministry and team to make it a special evangelization tool.

  2. Rose Walch

    Good job….I really liked this and you have the perfect voice for telling this story. What you are doing is great and I can’t wait to share it with my grandchildren and friends who have young children.

  3. vhoagland

    Thanks, Rose, I think it’s a great story for the next generation, and for us too.
    FVictor

  4. Anne Baker

    I love this! What a great introduction to this great saint. It’s a terrific way to start the Advent season too.

    Anne Baker

  5. Charlie Kelley, St. Mary's Church, Colts Neck

    Fr. Victor. Beautiful story. Beautiful music. And you delivered it very well. Thanks.

  6. HI FR. VICTOR, LOVED THE STORY OF ST. NICK. YOU DID A GREAT JOB. WISHING YOU MANY BLESSINGD DURING THIS BEAUTIFUL, LIGHT FILLED SEASON. ROSEMARIE BYRNES

  7. vhoagland

    Like those bits of wisdom you send my way, RoseMarie. Blessings for you and your family.
    FV

  8. Thank you for inspiring video that tells the real meaning of Christmas gifts.

  9. Berta

    Dear Father Victor. Thank you for the beautiful story. Victoria and Isabel Hernandez, Miramar, Florida

  10. vhoagland

    Happy to have Victoria, Isabel Hernandez as readers. I hope St. Nicholas will see they have good things.

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