Archive for December 5th, 2022

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus


Written by Antoinette Farella from the Village Church.

As I grieve for my son Frankie, I remember our Italian American Christmas Eve family tradition when he participated in this long-time tradition from his childhood all the way to his adulthood. We prepared a traditional “Feast of the Fishes” for everyone in the family which certainly included all the children and grandchildren. Those same children, who were old enough, would participate in making a birthday cake for Baby Jesus. The entire family would participate in the “Feast of Fishes” food initially. After dinner, we would all turn our attention to the prepared birthday cake.  Our entire family would sing “Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus” to celebrate the Christ child along with his Earthly family – Mary and Joseph. I may be grieving for Frankie right now, but it is wonderful to consider Frankie actually meeting Jesus and being able to sing that same song he did all through his earthly life as part of our family directly to Jesus himself. I may have lost Frankie, but it is important to give thanks for all our wonderful blessings from God. So “Happy Birthday, Jesus.”  God bless everyone.


Matthew 1:21

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”


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