SHOPPERS at a Redcliffe shopping centre, north of Brisbane, have been reminded of the real reason for Christmas, and it’s all thanks to a Catholic organisation.
As part of their Keeping Christ in Christmas project, the Queensland Hibernian Friendly Society erected a Nativity scene in Kippa-Ring Village Fair Shopping Centre.
The crib represents a traditional Bethlehem scene of the birth of Christ.
Queensland Hibernian Friendly Society executive director Ken Riley said the crib started attracting favourable comments as soon as members and staff of BallyCara Retirement Village at Scarborough started to erect at 8am on December 19.
He said shoppers were coming up and congratulating them, praising their efforts and complimenting them for the Nativity scene.
Mr Riley said BallyCara Village residents and staff volunteered to give witness to the “reason for the season” and to show their faith and love at the birth of Christ.
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