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As part of a continuing series of community service projects by Perth Amboy Catholic School, students made Merry Christmas Cards to be given out by New York City Meals on Wheels to its homebound elderly clients. The handmade items are personal and precious to the seniors that receive a Christmas dinner from Meals on Wheels. The students wanted the recipients to know that someone cares about them and they are not forgotten. The project was coordinated by Maria Arcelay, a parent of one of the students, and art teacher Rose Pennyfeather. Students shown in photo, from left, Kenny Ortiz, Katherine Zevallos, Melissa Gonzalez, Emmanuel De Jesus and Lizbeth Nunez. photo courtesy of Perth Amboy Catholic School.
The Vatican Christmas tree is positioned in St. Peter's Square Dec. 5. The 82-foot-tall tree is a gift from people in the town of Waldmunchen in Germany's Bavarian region near the Czech border. It arrived a day earlier than expected in order to beat the threat of bad weather in Germany. CNS photo/Paul Haring (Dec. 5, 2013)