On a warm but pleasant evening, Kolbe Catholic College hosted Our Lady of Lourdes Rockingham’s Parish Christmas Eve Family Mass on the grassy surrounds of ‘The Avenue”. Approximately 400 turned out to attend Mass and to watch more than 20 young children act out the nativity scene before Fr Benny spoke about the importance of the birth of Jesus during his homily. Past and present students and staff provided the music and singing during the service and entertained the crowd before Mass began by singing carols. The increasingly popular family Mass concluded with sweets being handed out to all the children. The real-life nativity at the outdoor Mass was a complement to the nativity scene inside Our Lady of Lourdes parish church (top and bottom left).Photos: Leanne joyce.