The Santo Nino de Cebu celebration, begun in Livingston 24 years, will start with Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Livingston on Sunday, Jan. 15. After that, there will be a procession to the church reception hall. Food and entertainment representing the Filipino culture will complete the celebration. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
Tickets may be bought in advance or at the door. Adults are $7, ages 7-12 $3. Call (209) 394-2331 or (209) 394-2332 if you want to buy tickets in advance or need further information. Proceeds benefit the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church.
For more than four and a half centuries, the image of Santo Nino, the Child Jesus, continues to be celebrated in the Philippines and in other Filipino communities in the United States on the third Sunday of January.