Father Robert Kolakowski (left), pastor, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Lambertville, and Grand Knight Lou Failla of St. John’s Knights of Columbus Council 10024 pose with Olivia Vallejo Dec. 16. Olivia was presented with a plaque and a $25 gift certificate for her winning entry in the Council’s “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. – photo courtesy of St. John the Evangelist Parish  


A tapestry showing Mary with the child Jesus, St. John Paul II and other saints is seen during a parade marking the feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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