The Woodlawn Cemetery hosted its annual tree lighting ceremony and Christmas service on Thursday evening in their chapel. Rev. Thomas Coots and Father Vincent Gianni offered readings and prayers. As per tradition, Alan Giangregorio recited A Litany of Remembrance to console those who will be missing loved ones in Heaven this Christmas.
Alan Giangregorio recited A Litany of Remembrance in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel on Thursday evening.
Alan Giangregorio spoke to an audience in the chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery during the service on Thursday evening.
Rev. Tom Coots read “My First Christmas in Heaven” in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel.
The Figgy Puddin’ Carollers sang throughout the ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Griffin Douglas Morrill lit the candle outside alongside the tree.
The tree, which can be viewed from Elm Street and within the Woodlawn Cemetery, was lit at the conclusion of the service.
Dr. A.J. Meuse, Kristen Meuse, Councilor Mike McLaughlin, Patti Frati, Susan LaRovere, Francis LaRovere, and Nancy Griffin Whynott mingled after the ceremony.
The Figgy Puddin’ Holiday Carollers entertained the audience with Christmas classics in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel.
Francis LaRovere welcomed guests to the Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday evening for the annual Christmas Tree lighting and service.
A crowd gathered in the chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery for the annual holiday service and tree lighting.
Father Gianni offered a prayer of repletion in the chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery.
The Figgy Puddin’ Holiday Carollers sang throughout the service and tree lighting on Thursday.
The Figgy Puddin’ Holiday Carollers entertained the crowd during the service.
Rev. Coots took part in the service at Woodlawn Cemetery prior to the tree lighting.
The Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel was standing room only during the Christmas service on Thursday evening.
As per tradition, Alan Giangregorio recited A Litany of Remembrance in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel.
( Advocate photos by Katy Rogers)