'Twelve Days After Christmas' party pays tribute to Sandy Hook victims
MOUNT CARMEL - The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Our Lady of Victory No. 588 held its "Twelve Days After Christmas" party on the Epiphany, Jan. 6.
Celebrating the arrival of the magi marks the last of the 12 days of Christmas. The tradition of exchanging Christmas gifts traces its origin to these generous and worshipful kings and the Catholic Daughters participate in a gift exchange every year on this date.
The court plans to organize a junior court in 2013 and five future Catholic Daughters attended the party.
Two of these future daughters, Claudia and Eliana Seidel, made Christmas ornaments with a picture of each of the victims from the Sandy Hook tragedy. The Rev. Frank Karwacki, Chaplain, led a pray tribute to the victims. Mary Catherine Wydra, Regent, read the names of the adults that were killed and each of the future daughters participated in reading the names of the children. The Court embraced the twenty children from Sandy Hook as honorary Catholic Daughters and will especially remember them with prayer.