PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Saturday January 6th, 2018, the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church celebrated The Epiphany Festival of with the children and youths. The activities started at 3.00 pm on the Captain Hodge Square and began with an openings prayer lead by Rev. Fr. Adam Oleszczuk SVD, Pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish.
It was a fun and spirit filled day for the children and youths. They marched in procession to the church, led by the New Generation Drum band. In church they viewed the story of the Three Wise Men, who brought gifts for the child Jesus. The children also brought gifts for less fortunate children and had their own Christmas gift blessed. The celebration then continued at the St. Martin of Tour Parish Hall where they had group activities, received drinks and cupcakes and were entertained by the Catholic Youth Group Dancers. The highlight of the afternoon was to find “baby Jesus” in a cupcake. The winner was 7 year old, Harris Zephir. He received a gift and he was crowned “King for the day”. The activities ended at 5.00 pm.