Even as busy as he is this time of year, Santa Claus made his annual stop at St. Maria Goretti Church on Saturday, December 9. He wanted to hear Deacon Patrick Grode, a seminarian at Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston, talk about the very first Christmas presents brought by the Three Wise Men to the baby Jesus. Santa also enjoyed some Dunkin’ donuts, muffins and cocoa, which were generously donated by Maryann Coletta.
But Santa’s favorite part of his visit every year is spending time with some of his favorite kids and their families! You might be surprised to know that most of the kids who come to whisper in his ear are more interested in just learning more about him than giving him a Christmas present wish list. One of Santa’s favorite questions came from a little boy who asked, “What kind of cookie would you like us to leave out for you this year?”