A Nativity Play According to Luke


Here is a Nativity Play that was sent to me by Karen from Elizabeth, Illinois, who writes:

Hi Joe,

If anyone needs a “bomb proof” script for the Nativity Play, a children’s production, for this year, please pass along the attached file. It’s based on the Gospel of St. Luke, this year’s cycle. It also starts right at the Prologue, a unique tool used by Luke. We’ve taken selected readings from Chapter 1, then continue in Chapter 2 to the actual readings for Christmas Eve Mass, up to the line 20. 
The play is structured so that the older kids have the speaking parts and can deliver them from the lectern with the script in front of them. The non-speaking costumed actors are the younger children who are non-speaking but usually take their roles very seriously.All stage instructions are included. 
Please read it and see if you think it might be useful to pass forward to others. 
Karen O’Mara
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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

11 Comments on A Nativity Play According to Luke

  1. Hi Joe
    I am Drama teacher in a Catholic High School Teacher in Toronto. I am interested in your nativity script. Would you be willing to forward it to me?

    Thank you for your kind attention.

    Blessings Cynthia

  2. I wonder if you could send me a copy of the nativity play. For some reason, it does not open even though I clicked on the words “nativity play”.

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