Just for Kids Christmas essay contest

By | December 22, 2010

(Listed first are individual letters, followed by classes. Some spellings have not been changed for authenticity..)

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“I’m St. Sebastian. I guard Mary and Joseph and Jesus at the manger.” — Alex Van Handel, Grade 4, Catholic Central, Appleton


I’m sitting on my grandma’s lap while she writes for me because I’m only four: St. Anthony because Jesus visited him one night so St. Anthony could go visit him back like friends do…..Then angels will ring bells. — Aurora Mae Bunker-Vassar, Niagara

My favorite saint is St. Isidore the Farmer. For a living, he plowed fields. St. Isidore went to Mass daily and prayed while farming. An angle would show him the way to the stable in Bethlehem. St. Isidore prayed for Jesus and made sure the animals would have enough food. — Jeremy Schlies, age 10, St. James RE, Cooperstown

St. Peregrine would go and kneel at the manager saying, “Lord, there is a little girl in Neenah sick with cancer. Could you please lend her a while longer from your kingdom? And if you cannot, please bring comfort and peace to all those who love her so and have to let her go. — Diani Tessier, Oshkosh

If Saint Cecelia were at Bethlehem, she would have lead the angels in wonderful song. I think that she would be amazed because she was very close to Christ. She would do as God wanted like when Mary was called. – Angelina Mader, St. Mary School, Hilbert, grade 3.

It would be St. Michael the Archangel. He would protect Jesus from the bad guys like King Herod. — Noah Donnermeyer, age 4, St. Thomas More Parish, Appleton

John the Baptist because he was God’s cousin. He preached before Jesus did to get people’s hearts open for God’s Word. — Julie Zimmerman, age 6, Neenah, St. Margaret Mary Parish

I would send St. Bernadette Soubirous and she would kneel down and say, “How holy and blessed are you, Mary, and your son, Jesus Christ.” When Bernadette was a teenager, she saw the Blessed Virgin 17 times. — Rachel Zimmerman, age 8, Neenah, St. Margaret Mary Parish

The Haanen Family

St. Philip, RE, Green Bay
I think St. Therese should be there when Jesus was born because she trusted in Jesus and she would watch over him. Saint Therese would have also trusted in Mary and Joseph too. — Abby Haanen, age 9
St. Mary Magdalene she should be with Jesus when he was born. She loved Jesus because he was so nice to others. — Gabe Haanen, age 5
St. Magnus of Orkney was a pirate. He didn’t hurt people. He prayed for his enemies. St. Magnus would have protected baby Jesus. — Francis Haanen, age 7
I think Joan of Arc should have been at Jesus’s birth because she could protect him. She also would have understood how Mary felt when she was told that she was carrying the child of God and no one believed her. — Della Haanen, age 11

Mount Carmel Academy, Green Bay

If St. Katharine Drexel, who was from a wealthy family, went to Bethlehem when Jesus was born, she would have brought many practical gifts. She would have brought food, water, and blankets for the Holy Family. She loved Jesus. — Katie Coyle, grade 5

St. Isaac Jogues would have loved to visit the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. “Hi Jesus, I will tell everyone about you even though I will be tortured and killed.” — Thomas Coyle, grade 2

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Green Bay,

Grade 3
St. Claire was part of sisters who lived in silence. I think if St. Claire was in Bethlehem when Jesus was born I think she would say nothing, but she would thing, “Wow! Jesus is a beautiful baby!” She would give lots of hugs! — Lainey Claire Simonson

I think St. William will say when Jesus was born, why what a wonderful baby. What will you call him? I will call him Jesus. I think that is a good name. — Robbie Rusch

If St. Leo the Great was there to see Jesus he would say to Mary, “Don’t worry about your baby. I will take care of the bad people. I won’t let them touch your home.” — Brooke Volkman

If St. Peter was in Bethlehem when Jesus was born he would say thanks for making me the first pope. — Leslie Plascenia

St. Peter would say to Jesus that he is thankful for being chosen to have the keys of the Church. — Santiago Amezquita

St. Martha brought them food. — Emma Onesti

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“I would of sent St. Teresa to see Jesus at Bethlehem. I picked her because when she dies she could flower Jesus. Then maybe Jesus will say a prayer for her.” — Missy Srnka, Grade 3, Holy Trinity School, Casco


After Jesus was born I would want Saint Clare to be there and I think when she saw Jesus she would kneel down and say extra prayers. — Kaitlyn Schmidtke

If St. Martha was at the stable when Jesus was born he would be his friend for ever. She might bring some extra food for him and bless him. She would also probably want to hold him. — Victoria Spellman

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School

Grade 5, Greenville
I would choose St. Nicholas to go to Bethlehem because he could bring Jesus and all people gifts. He could also bring joy and love to the people. This is why St. Nick Would be an awesome saint for Jesus. — Joseph Nicholson

I would send St. Maria. Maria is my middle name and my mom’s middle name, and my grandma’s middle name. St. Maria would say to Mary, “You were blessed with the most beautiful son. Feel proud of yourself Mary.” — Madysen Pahl

I would choose St. Michael to go to Bethlehem because he would be brave and defend little baby Jesus on that dark night. — Isaiah Simon

I would choose St. Francis of Assisi to be at Bethlehem because he could give a fluffy kitten to baby Jesus. He could take care of all the other animals that were there. — Zachary Ujazdowski

I would send St. Mark back to Bethlehem. I think St. Mark would be able to write the Gospel a lot better. — Christian Leist

I would have St. Thomas at the birth of Christ because he is the patron saint of universities and students. He was very curious about happenings in the world and he would have taught us about the birth of Christ. — Carter Fitzgerald

I would send St. Leo the Great to Bethlehem because he was a pope and he could preach about Jesus. He was wealthy so he could get Jesus a nice present. — Chandler Guyette

I chose St. Gerard to join Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem because St. Gerard is the patron saint of mothers. St. Gerard could watch over Mary as she gave birth to Jesus, and also watch over Jesus. — Anthony Fannin

I think a good saint to be at Jesus’ birth would be St. Jason. St. Jason was the patron saint of infants and childbirth, so he could give Jesus a blessing for a good life. — Margaret Harp

I would have chosen St. Nicholas to being Bethlehem because he helped the daughters with gold and so he must like kids and Jesus would like that. — Hunter Hanson

I would send St. Jude to Bethlehem because he could give Mary and Joseph hope that Jesus would be what God told them he would be. He could also give Jesus hope every time he was accused and told wrong. — Noah Kippenhan

I think that St. Nicholas should be at Jesus’ birth because he is the patron saint of children. St. Nicholas could be a protector of Jesus because he is known as the special protector of many people and places. — Olivia Bogan

St. Nicholas would be a good saint to go to Bethlehem. He gives money to the poor which would have helped all the people. He is also nice, and that is why I chose St. Nick. — Joseph Cleereman

St. Thomas More School

Grade 2, Green Bay
“I would send St. Elizabeth of Hungary to Jesus because she gave food to people and would give food to Jesus too.” — Helena DuBord

“I would send St. Margaret of Scotland because she shared her money and food with the poor people. She reads the Bible and prays everyday and teaches children about God.” — Izabel Spaulding

“I would send St. Elizabeth Seton because she would teach baby Jesus. She would teach him how to play sports and show him how to be a shepherd and to care for his sheep just like his mother would.” — Jannae Walden

“I would send King David because he would tell Jesus prayers. He could teach Jesus to be nice and kind and be loving. — Chloe Forbes

“I would send St. Francis of Assisi because he would take good care of Jesus. He would take good care of Jesus because he loved God. He loved God because he was a saint.” — Sebastian Machkovich

“St. Paul wrote the letters in the Bible and he was nice and he told the people about God so I would send him to Bethlehem.” — Eisen Lee

“St. Jerome loved to teach people how to read. He would like to meet Jesus so he can tell him that he is teaching people how to read.” — Kaylee Nelson

“St. Angela Merici teaches children about Jesus and God. Soon they grow up and teach their families. She would want to see Jesus when he is born because she would want to see and know about Jesus.” — Olivia Hungerford

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School

Grade 4, Greenville
St. Therese of Lisieux was a Carmelite nun who did small deeds for God’s love. She did little things and little sacrifices to show her love for God. In Bethlehem she could teach the Jews how to pray. — Rachael Reesman

I picked St. Anthony because he is the patron saint of lost things. He loves children and loves God. He would hold the little baby Jesus in his arms and kiss him on the hand and say, “Beautiful baby!” — Anthony Diedrich

St. James, patron saint of laborers, is a laborer and fisherman. He was known for his ability to fish and work hard. He brings them fish to eat and builds a place to cook the food on wooden fires. — Nathan Ripp

St. Andrew was known as a great fisherman. He brought the first foreign people to listen to Jesus preach. He was the brother of St. Peter. I would bring people from all over to visit Jesus and his family. — Bryce Gerner

St. Timothy, first Bishop of Ephesus, was the youngest disciple, 16 or 17 years old. He learned the scriptures as a child. He was stoned to death for his beliefs. “I would help spread the good news with Jesus.” — Timothy Harikkala

St. Rita of Cacia was born in Italy in 1384. She was married at age 12. She helped her violent husband become a converted man. After he died, she entered the monastary. She would comfort and encourage the Holy Family. — Holley Steffen

St. Valentine He was the saint of love and young people. He would love and care for Jesus when he was little. He would go up to Baby Jesus and say, “You are the son of God! You are special!” — Kole Buelow

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“I’m St. Agnes the saint of gentleness. I’m going to Bethlehem to see Christ. It’s a long walk but I’m excited.” — Adrienne Salvia, Catholic Central, Grade 4, Appleton


Holy Family School

Grade 1, Brillion
I would have sent St. Elizabeth to Bethlehem. Mary was having a new baby. His name is Jesus. Elizabeth is her cousin. — Mary Van Thiel

I would have sent St. Elizabeth to Bethlehem. She’s a saint. She is one of Mary’s cousins. Elizabeth would want to see what Jesus looked like. — Kyle Schmalz

I would have sent St. Elizabeth to Bethlehem. She’s Mary’s cousin. Elizabeth wants to see baby Jesus because he’s the King of Heaven. — Gracie Ware

I would have sent St. Clare to Bethlehem. Maybe she would want to see the baby Jesus. Jesus looks cute. He can do miracles. — Matthew Drewieske

I would have sent St. Dominic to Bethlehem. He would have liked to see baby Jesus. Jesus has the power to love. Dominic is my name. Dominic Micke

I would have sent St. Clare to Bethlehem. She’s special. My sister’s name is Clare. Jesus is holy. God made him holy. — Blake Delsman

I would have sent St. Elizabeth to Bethlehem. Maybe she wanted to see Jesus, Mary and Joseph. They are her cousins. Jesus is awesome. He is love and can do miracles. — Gabriel Lemberger

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School

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“I chose St. Valentine because he had a lot of love. There was a lot of love at Bethlehem between Mary, Joseph and Jesus.” — Betsy Conard, Grade 2, Holy Cross School, Bay Settlement


Grade 3, Greenville
St. Genevieve, a wonderful person, loved praying to God and for the poor. One day, she had a wish to see our Savior. She rushed to the land of Jerusalem. She went into the hot, cozy barn. “It’s Jesus, alleluia!” — Cole Schanke

As St. Mark came close to the stable, he heard cows mooing and a baby crying. Mary and Joseph were caring for baby Jesus. Later, Mark wrote about Jesus, the Son of God. What Good News to tell everyone! — Gavyn Bernegger

St. Bernadette, born in Lourdes, France, wanted to go to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus and his mother. “Are you the lady in white I saw?” “Yes, I am Jesus’ mother. I’m the Immaculate Conception.” “You have a beautiful baby!” — Yana Willaims

St. Matthew, a tax collector, rode his black horse like the wind to see baby Jesus. When he arrived he held Jesus in his hands and prayed, “Dear Lord, I pray for the sky, the mountains, the sea, and you. Amen. — Landon Vosters

There was a cricket chirping in the field. There was crying coming from the stable. St. Francis of Assisi was peeking through the old barn door. Baby Jesus is being born! St. Francis walked in the door. Yay, the Savior! — Jack Dodd

St. Rosalina finally found the stable and sighed with relief. She gently pushed open the door. Over in the corner was Mary and Joseph. Rosalina opened her apron, and colorful flowers tumbled out onto Jesus, Son of God. He smiled. — Jenna Parker

St. Therese opened the barn door softly letting in the outside cold breeze. This woke the baby, Jesus. She quietly kneeled beside him to pray. When she opened her eyes she said, “All my love is for you, Jesus.” — Sarah Oestreicher

“Gloria,” the angels sang, “baby Jesus is born.” St. Boniface peeked in, “Sorry I’m late, I was called to Rome to be ordained a bishop.” Mary and Joseph congratulated Boniface, but he said, “Let’s give our attention to Jesus, Emmanuel.” — Madelynn Jablonski

St. Zita, who visited the sick, thought, “I’ll bring a loaf of bread to the new baby.” She cracked open the door. There was Jesus with soft hair, fuzzy as a cat. “How delightful, our Savior has come!” she sang. — Avery Anderson

“Waaah,” “Hush, baby, hush,” St. Anne said softly. “I pleaded with God for a child and he gave me you, Mary. Now, God has blessed me with a grandson, a precious baby with a cute voice, a Savior for everyone.” — Ashley LaVoy

Stars sparkled in the blue sky above the stable. “Oh beautiful baby,” said Mary looking at her new son. Everyone was so happy. Just then St. Mildred with a joyful heart arrived, “Jesus, oh wonderful child, I’ll serve you always.” — Yasmin Mirhashemi

St. Matthew, the tax collector, walked in with coins jingling in his pocket. He stepped over to look at the baby, “My gosh, he’s cute.” He offered some of his delicious bread to Mary, Joseph, and the dearly loved baby. — Reed Hafeman

The door quietly opened, “Hi,” Saint Andrew said, “have some fresh fish I caught earlier.” “Okay,” said Mary. Opening the net, Mary picked out a small one for baby Jesus and a big one for her and Joseph to share. — Andrew Kippenhan

It was a dark night and St. Anne was with her daughter, Mary, in the stable. “Mary the baby is crying.” Mary softly handed Jesus to his grandmother. St. Anne snuggled Jesus in her arms and rocked him to sleep. — Paige Hovannes

St. Luke strolled in announcing, “The Savior is born! Look how cute this baby is!” Since he was a doctor, Luke made sure Jesus was healthy. Then he kneeled and began to pray. Baby Jesus wiggled under the covers. — Luke Diedrich

On the night of Jesus’ birth, St. Nick notices a star above the stable and hears angels singing. He walks in seeing Mary holding Jesus. She gently sets him in the manger. “Alleluia, the Savior is born!” exclaims St. Nick. — Nicholas Huza

St. Miguel Cordero from Ecuador, showed up unexpectedly and gave Jesus a book. “Thank you Mary for curing me when I was a weak child. I’ll go now and happily get children ready to receive Jesus in Holy Communion.” — Kellan Theobald

St. Elizabeth Anne Seton,

Grade 3, Oshkosh
St. John the baptist go to Bethlehem because before John was born an angel an announced many will rejoice at his birth. — Tyler Bromberek

St. Francis of Assisi because he is the patron saint of animals. He loves Jesus and he created the Nativity. He would say to Jesus, “Oh lord, I will never stop loving you or any of your father’s creation.” — Devin Hable

I would pick St. Therese of Lisieux to go to Bethlehem to see Jesus’ birth because she wanted
to show her love for Jesus in the best way she could. If she was there she would thank God. — Meredith Johnson

St. Francis of Assisi because he is the saint of animals, and animals are God’s creation. I thought that it would be a good idea to pick him. He would like to be at the Nativity to see the animals and baby Jesus be born. — Addison Masini

I would pick St. Emma to go to Bethlehem to see Jesus because St. Emma’s children were murdered in a mine, owned by William. Her son was killed twenty years after the death of her husband. St. Emma would ask Jesus to tell her husband and her children that she loves them and misses them. — Emma Leib

I would pick St. Michael Gariciots to go to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus. He would say to him,” I was poor, but I never stopped loving you and I never will stop trying to be a priest. So I will give you what I have.” I would send him because he wanted to be a priest and never stopped loving God. — Michael Foley

I would want St. Patrick to go and see Jesus because they were both born in December and I was born Dec. 6 and so was St. Patrick. St. Patrick would say to Jesus, ” I can tell you are special. — Andrew Muller

I picked St. Patrick to go to Bethlehem because he studied to be a priest and God wanted him to be a priest. — Erin Ganther

I would pick St. Martin of Tours Because he could protect Jesus from bad people, because he is a solder. And because he gave half of his cloak to a poor freezing beggar, and he believes in God. — Michael Meyer

St. Joan was born in France. When Joan turned twelve, she told people the stories about
Jesus. Joan loved God. Everyday, she prayed. Later, Joan grew up to be a lovely women.
When Joan turned twenty, she was asked to lead the French army. Joan said yes. Soon she
got a suit of armer, and her own horse! — Ava Schiek

St Martin once took a trip to Bethlehem and when he got there someone told him a king was being born and the kings name was Jesus so he went to see Jesus being born so he went to see Jesus being born so he got there and saw Jesus being born and he was so cute in his little manger. — George Muench

I think St. Elizabeth Ann Seton should meet Baby Jesus. She stared a school for girls. She could teach Baby Jesus to talk. — Parker Hurkman

I would send St. Brendan because he could give Jesus food, clothes, and water. He could give baby Jesus a baby dwarf whale. — Brendan Krumrei

I would pick St. Francis of Assisi to go to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus because, he showed how God created all people, animals, and plants to live together in unity. — Gianna McCredie

St. Valentine. The reason I picked him is he is a doctor. He could help deliver the baby.
He would say would say what a lovely baby. — Reid Spanbauer

St. Martin of Tours was travailing one day with his solders. Jesus was in the manger it was really cold in the manger. He took out his sowered and cut his cloak in half for Jesus. — Christian Schiek

I picked St. Louise de Marillac to go to Bethlehem to see the new born king his name Jesus. She was holy just like him. When she went to see him she was so happy. A lot of other people came to and from that day on she did not forget that day. — Joely Hurkman

I would pick St. Clare of Montefalco because when she died an image of a cross was found on her heart. She would want to see Jesus because Jesus grew up and died on a cross and St. Clare had a image of a cross on her heart. — Claire Chier

I would pick St. Martin de Porres to go to Bethlehem to see Jesus because he had a great childhood. He was kind, and a good friend, I would have him say you are great parents and I love you so much. — Max Erstad

St. Martin of Tours was a soldier and one cold weather the soldiers were walking down the path and there was a poor beggar noon of the soldiers “(evened helped him)” but Martin did he gave half of his cloak to the beggar but Martin was “(not even baptized)”…. So he ran to get baptized. — Tate Fabisch

I would send St. Martin of Tours because he gave God part of his cloak on a very cold day and he wasn’t even baptized yet. Bet St. Martin would give Jesus his cloak too. — Sophia Nielsen

I would pick St. Catherine of Siena to go to Bethlehem and see Jesus because it must have been a hard life with 22 siblings and Jesus had a hard life to! I will serve you all my life. God picked you to suffer, and I picked you to worship. — Sophie Jensen

St. Clare Parish RE

Grade 3, Wrightstown
I would send St. Francis of Assisi because he would bring animals to see Jesus. All the animals could see Jesus too. — Grace Lehman

St. Luke is walking to Bethlehem. He saw a little boy and girl and they had no shoes and ragged clothes. He stopped and helped them by getting new clothes and help. St. Luke’s example shows me what I need to do to get to Bethlehem. — Payton Winkler

I would have sent St. Francis of Assisi to Bethlehem. Jesus was born in a stable in the town of Bethlehem. St. Francis liked all kinds of animals. Francis prayed to Jesus to rebuild a church. He lived an easy life and was kind to all creatures. Francis helped his people to share. — Christine Uitenbroek

St. Bernard School

Grade 5, Green Bay
I would have sent St. Mary Magdalene. I would send her because she was very holy and she probably wanted to see Jesus. I picture she would say, “Oh, such a beautiful baby.” Then she would ask to hold Jesus. — Tessa J.

I would send St. Elizabeth of Hungry. I would send her because she would apply food and a shelter for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph right away. She would care for them just the way she cared for every one else. — Kellie K.

If I had to send a saint to Bethlehem, I would send St. Maximilian Kolbe. If I sent him if someone had to die he would sacrifice his life. He would do that so they could take care of themselves. — Annissa D.

I would have sent St. Juan Diego. I think he would have liked to go because then he could have seen baby Jesus, talked to Mary and would have worshipped God. — Nadine D.

I would send St. John the Baptist. He would baptize everyone who isn’t. Which would take a very long time to do everyone. After everyone would be very holy. Also a follower of Jesus. Jesus would appreciate that very much. — Lauren V.

If I could send one saint to Bethlehem it would be St. Francis of Assisi because he would follow Jesus. When Jesus got older Francis would want to be a diciple of Jesus. He would say, “It’s the savior.” — Camden W.

I’d send St. Peter to Bethlehem. He would probably say rejoice to the lord and would bow before him. Benjamin W.

I would choose St. John the Baptist. The reason I would chose him because he preached that Jesus would come. He would run out to Bethlehem and Jesus was born. — Simon N.

St. Juan Diego. I would send him there because he could teach people about Mary and that she is really the mother of Jesus. — Josie J.

If St. Pius X was in Bethlehem he would have said “The holy Eucharist is here.” When Jesus was born. — Brian F.

I would send St. Cecelia because she was raised as a Christian. I think she would pray to Jesus and bless him to do good and bless Mary and Joseph to be good parents. — Rachel S.

John the baptist. He would probably be amazed and thank God because he is the one who baptised Jesus. — Wade D.

St. Thomas. “This is where the most holiest person was born and he was my friend.” — Mack C.

The saint that I would send to Bethlehem is St. Rose. What she would do is help a person. — Justice V.

I would send St. Juan Diego to Bethlehem. I think he would recognize Mary and look at Jesus. Then he would ask Mary why she wanted him to build a church on the hillside. I think he would ask many questions. — Wyatt D.

I would send St. Juan Diego to Bethlehem because he could teach about Mary and have people belive him. Juan would bring signs to tell them God had not abanded them. He could tell people about his signs. — Isaac S.

St. Juan Diego would go in peace and say hello to wonderful world that is around him. Then he would say “Is this in my dreams.”Also then wipe his eyes and he would also say “no it not.” — Samantha R.

St. Anthony would love Jesus and care for him. St. Anthony would also set a very good example for those around him, the example of loving and caring for people. Then Jesus would be a happy baby. — Quinn W.

I would have St. Peter Canisius. His feast day is December 21st. He lived from 1521 to 1597. In 1543 he joined the Society of Jesus. He god canonized in 1925 by Pope Pius XI. He would talk to other saints. — Emilie F.

I would send St. John the Baptist. When he got there he would talk to Mary about Jesus and he would also talk to the angels. Also when he go there he would be amazed by Jesus. — Gabby P.

St. Pius X and he would help people. — Ramon R.

I would choose St. Francis because he likes animals and so do I. I would talk to him about how many followers he had and how bad the five wounds felt. — Jonathan Z.

St. Pius X. One reason why I want this saint to go to Bethlehem is he changed a important part of the Catholic Church. He would say to Jesus “This baby is blessed.” — Cora N.

St. Francis of Assisi because he is one of my favorite saints. He would say wow, I am really here seeing the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. — Emma D.

St. Patrick. He would give money to beggers if he saw any. And if he did see Jesus he would be so amazed he couldn’t say anything. He would be happy to see Jesus. — Katherine V.

St. Michael the Archangel because he would protect Jesus from the devil and he would say, “I will always protect you.” — Braeden F.

St. John the Evangelist was Jesus’ best friend so I would send him to Bethlehem. He would be in awe of our Lord Jesus because he is God in flesh. — John G.

St. Katherine. She would love Jesus just like she loved everybody. She would know that he was the Son of God. — Adalia M.

St Maximilian Kolbe because he sacerfised himself for a young man. St. Maximilian Kolbe would say you have a beautiful gift. — Abby C.

St. Maximilian Kolbe because he seemed like a loving guy how he sacrificed his life for someone else. It seems it would be nice for him if he got to see Jesus face to face. — Noal W.

St. Maximilian Kolbe. He would be proud of Jesus’ birth because he is holy and is a good saint because he gave his life. He would say “thank you God for Jesus. — Ryan H.

St. Valentine would probably thank God in many different prayers and thanks. Also he’d have kissed him on the forhead as a welcome to Earth, your Savior. — Kaitlyn P.

St. Francis. He would be very happy to see the Lord. He would talk to the animals and ask them how they feel. Plus he would get all the animal to follow him. — Sam W.

St. Nicholas. If he was there he would be very kind to Jesus for his love of children. Also he would be generous and give presents to Jesus. — Nicholas L.

St. Francis of Assisi. I think he would be so proud to see the birth of the Savor and jump for joy. — Alicia S.

St. David. Why? Because he has the same name as me. And I heard he is nice. Also he is very strong and healthy. He would walk with me there because he would invite me to come along. And he would make a lot of friends. — David P.

St. Maximilian Kolbe and he would be speechless because that’s what normal people would be. And he’s a great person. — Chandler Z.

St. Bernard because he would be glad to go to Bethlehem to see the wonderful people. — Laura B.

I would want St. Francis go to Bethlehem because I want him to keep the animals safe and healthy so that God’s creation isn’t killed. — Tyler J.

St. Francis of Assisi. I think he would give Jesus his cloak because he gave people his clothes. — Colin D.

If St Juan Diego was there when Jesus was born he would say “he is christ he will be great.” — Austin B.

St. Anne because she would care for Jesus give him gifts she would comfort Mary. — Jake B.

St. Francis of Assisi. He would take care of the animals. But most of all, worship our Savior, Jesus Christ. — Morgan C.

Saint Thomas More School

Grade 1, Green Bay
I would send St. Francis of Assisi. “What a beautiful Baby!” St. Francis would give him a flower because he loves Jesus! — Joseph Giganti

I would send St. Anthony to Bethlehem. He would say, “I love you, Jesus!” — Joshua Zehms

I would send St. Anne to the stable in Bethlehem. She would say, “Mary, I love you! Your baby is cute.” — Sophie Hungerford

I would send St. Francis of Assisi to Bethlehem. He would say, “Thank you for letting me come.” — Sara Martinez

I would send Saint Anthony to visit the stable. He would say, “That’s a nice baby!” — Linus Kennedy

I would send Saint Anthony to Bethlehem. He would say, “Mary, you had a wonderful Baby!” — Jerek DuBord

I would send St. Anthony. He would say, “I will pray to him everyday and everynight. He is so special to me!” — Anthony Brunette

I would send St. Francis of Assisi. He would say, “I like the animals in your stable. I like everything that your Father, God created in the world. You’re a special baby!” — Alex McKeefry

I would send St. Francis of Assisi to see Baby Jesus. He would say, “The Glory of God made this baby open his eyes!” — Fernando Malta

I would send St. Anthony. He would say, “Baby Jesus is so cute! I brought him some gifts!” — Natalie DeKeyser

I would send St. Anne. She would say, “I love your baby! May I hold Him?” — Jason Myers

I would send St. Francis of Assisi. He would say, “You have a wonderful child, named Jesus. I love Him!” — Diana Mendoza

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

Grade 2, Oshkosh
St. Peter would say, What are you going to call him? Mary would say, I will call him Jesus. St. Peter would say, someday your son will be a Savior and he will teach us and the world. — Nathan Slagter

St. Ann would say, you are the cutest baby ever, but you are missing magic. St. Ann would give Jesus magic. — Hope Burns

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton would ask Mary if she could hold baby Jesus. She would give him presents and then kiss him. She would say, what a beautiful baby. Mary would say that he is a gift. — Madison Zettler

St. Stephen would say, Dear God, please help Jesus to be a good man when he grows up. — Cooper Wing

St. Francis of Assisi would say, this new baby will be perfect. I have an idea for a Nativity scene! — Will Pollack

St. Queen Elizabeth of Hungary would say, Mary, you are lucky. You have a very cute baby. St. Elizabeth would give Jesus a present. — Hailey Weickert

St. Ann would say to Mary, what a wonderful mother you will be. Mary is just a beautiful mother. — Lauren Hamill

St. Ann would be happy for her daughter and she would probably say, Your son is so beautiful. — Anna Berger

St. John the Baptist would say, Help Jesus. I know you are the Son, the Son of God. I am your cousin. I love you. — Jack Scherer

St. Paul would say, I bless you, Jesus. Let yourself have a joyful life. Evan O’Krueg-Wright

St. Richard: Lord, please help this good and holy man grow into a good and holy life with you, Lord. Amen. — Riley Studinski

Queen Elizabeth of Hungary would kneel down and pray to Jesus out loud. — Kiley Wonser

St. Elizabeth Seton would bring a present. It would be a very good present. The present would be a knitted scarf. She would say, what a beautiful baby. — Joey Mundinger

St. Therese of the Little Flower would be in Bethlehem. She would be helping lots of people. She would be caring for all children and older people. She would be giving food to the hungery. — Mia Verburgt

I chose St. Ann because she is my patron saint. If St. Ann would go to Bethlehem, she would help Mary with Jesus. She would help Mary with a quilt. She would help St. Joseph with the carving. — Ruby Kilde

St. Peter would say, bless Jesus in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. When you get older you can teach me how to walk on water. — Jonah Schori

St. Peter was happy that his Savior was born. They were all crowded around Jesus. It was a joy to have him. St. Peter was bawling in the light, he was so happy. I want to be like you. You are my Savior. — Peter Chartier

St. Therese of the Little Flower was in Bethlehem and was singing to Jesus when he was born. St. Therese was talking to Joseph. She knitted a quilt for Baby Jesus. — Liberty Mugerauer

Mother Teresa would pray and pray to God. She would say, thank you, God, for our Savior. — Ted Frank

Mother Teresa would say, Hello Jesus. Jesus would smile at Mother and she would smile back. Mother Teresa would hold Jesus and care for him. She would feed Jesus and give him a drink. Mother would hug him, too. — Paige Droessler

St. Francis of Assisi would start talking to the animals and pet them. St. Francis would say to Mary and Joseph, Your boy will be very good. St. Francis would say to Jesus, You are very cute. — Jack Leggett

St. Francis of Assisi said Jesus is very holy. Jesus is a new born baby, he said. St. Francis said that Jesus is so cute. He sewed him a blanket. — Mary Mitchell

St. Francis of Assisi would say, I have an idea! I’m going to make a house and put a star on top of it. I will put in a crib for you, Baby Jesus. We will add pretend people and call it a nativity set. — Ryan Kroll

St. Gabriel School

Grade 5, Neenah
I would send Peter to see baby Jesus. Then he would probably say, “You are God, the Savior.” — Sam Brazee

St. Robert Bellarmine devoted his life to study the Scriptures and Catholic Teachings. He is the patron saint of catechists (people who teach religion) and catechumens (those studying to be Catholic). Therefore, he should’ve been honored to go to Bethlehem. — Bryce Kalaus

St. Francis of Assisi is my pick because he is caring for animals and people. He deserves to go. I think God would want him to go to Bethlehem. — Calli Fitzgerald

I would send St. Margaret of Scotland. As queen she changed laws to help the peasants and fed the poor. While in Bethlehem, St. Margaret would have given food and comfort to Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus while entertaining them with stories. — Mollie Olson

I think that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton should visit the stable where Jesus was born because she was the first Native American born to be canonized by the Catholic Church. — Allison Jensen

I think St. Maximilian Kolbe should have been at Jesus birth because he chose to trade spots for death in a camp in place of a father of children, and he died painfully over a long period of time. — Kira Koshollek

I think that St. Joan of Arc should go and visit the stable in Bethlehem because she loved God very much, and she was a martyr. A martyr is a person who dies because they believe in God. — Tabatha Zwicky

St. Isabel of France is the person I would choose because she would probably be very happy about Jesus. I like her because she is a very holy person. Her feast day is Feb. 26 and she died on Feb. 23. — Isabel Taubel

I would choose St. Valentine to go to Bethlehem. He cared for the Christians when they were going to pass away, and he knew he might get into trouble. Nothing stopped him until he got killed for saving them. — Natalie Heimerman

If I sent a saint to Bethlehem to see the birth of Jesus, it would be St. Anthony of Padua. I would send St. Anthony because he was not afraid to die for his faith. He would have praised Jesus. — Christian Luther

I think that St. Zachary should be sent to Bethlehem because he was Elizabeth’s husband, and he did not believe Gabriel’s message at first. Then Gabriel would not let him speak and after John the Baptist was born he said, “His name is John.” He obeyed God so that’s why he should be sent to Bethlehem. — Zach Ledwith

I think I would send St. Brice to Bethlehem. He was raised by St. Martin of Tours and was also known as Britius. He was exiled in Rome for seven years where he repented and completely changed his lifestyle. Because of this, he deserves to see Baby Jesus. — Brice Dietzen

I think that St. Joshua should have been at the stable in Bethlehem. If he was at the birth of Jesus, he would say, “I fought that battle for you, the Battle of Jericho,” and give Jesus his sword as a gift. — Noah Blohowiak

If I could send a saint to Bethlehem to see Jesus, I would send St. James because he was loyal to Jesus always, and he taught the Good News to everyone. He would say to Jesus, “You are my Lord!” — Lucas Miller

I would send St. Patrick to Bethlehem because he spread the Good News to the country of Ireland. He would bring Jesus a gift of a clover representing the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. — Connor Beres

I think that St. Francis of Assisi should have the honor of going to Bethlehem. He would take care of the animals in the stable. He would let Jesus know that he would take care of the animals of the world. — Adam Eichhorst

Grade 4, Neenah
St. Agnes should have been at Jesus’ birth because she had very strong faith in God. She even sacrificed herself. She refused to marry a rich man. Saint Agnes said she loved Christ more than anything. — Claudia Miller

I would send St. Joseph Cafasso because while visiting a prison he hung onto a guy’s beard that didn’t believe in Jesus until he kept his promise to confess his sins. Because he made the guy believe in Jesus, I would send him to Bethlehem. — Garrett Kegley

I would send St. Boniface. He would walk in the stable and bless Jesus and say, “May this baby be blessed from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” He would see all the angels and say, “What a sight.” — Breeze Atencio

I would send St. Nicholas of Tolentino. When he was 18, he became a monk and seven years later he was ordained a priest. Because he is the patron saint of babies and holy souls, I think he should go to Bethlehem. — Abby Bergholz

I would pick St. Cecelia to go to Bethlehem. She would bless baby Jesus and pray that an angel watch over him like her. She would say, “May angels bless you.” — Marissa Olsen

I think St. Blaise should go to Bethlehem to see the birth of Jesus Christ because he became a bishop, and he helped a kid choking on a fish bone. I think if he were in Bethlehem, he would give him praise. — Brittney Keuler

I would send St. Vincent de Paul to Bethlehem. He would give baby Jesus four hundred crowns because he believed that Jesus was the King of Kings. He would be beside baby Jesus all the time. — Logan Cardoza

I wish that St. Luke was in the manger where Jesus was born. St. Luke would have painted a picture for Jesus. He would have said, “I wish I had more talent to show you, Jesus.” — Joshua Sturgell

I would choose St. Nicholas of Tolentino. He became a monk at age 18 and was ordained a priest by the time he was 25. He is the patron saint of babies and for this reason I would choose him to go to Bethlehem. — Hanna Boccheciamp

I think St. Gregory the Great should have gone to Bethlehem because he was a pope and doctor of the church. He should go there and bless Jesus. — Jackson Koshollek

I wish St. Patrick were there because he could bless Jesus with one clover. It would be so cool to be blessed by St. Patrick. I wished I were there, too. — Brianna Erdman

St. Francis de Sales is the patron saint of journalists because of the letters and books he wrote. I think he should go to Bethlehem because he could spread the new of Jesus’ birth by writing letters. — Harrison Long

I would choose St. Alexander to go to Bethlehem. He would say, “Welcome to the world. This is a wonderful world.” St. Alexander would ask to pick Jesus up and gently wrap a blanket around him. — Alex Boehlen

I would choose St. Genevieve to go to Bethlehem. She would sit atop a cattle’s horn and say to everyone at the stable, “Glory to God on the highest, for tonight the Christ is born.” Then she would leave. — Caroline Vitale

I would send St. John of Capistrano to see Jesus. When he got there, he would say that Jesus was so beautiful and holy. The only thing John would look at is Jesus and his mother holding him. — Bryce Puls

I would send St. Valentine. He was a Roman priest, and he was kind-hearted. He helped young Christians persecuted by Claudius. I think that he should go to Bethlehem because he was a caring and loving man. — Alyssa Luther

I think St. Luke should see the birth of Jesus Christ because he paints pictures of Jesus and Mary. He should have been there because I think he would bring his painting tools and paint a portrait of them for a present. — Kaitlyn Olsen

St. Joseph of Arimathea is known for building the first church on the isle of Glastonbury. If he went to Bethlehem maybe he would build a church. I think that he should have the honor of being at Bethlehem because he provided Jesus with his final resting place. — Jeremy Dunlop

I would send St. John of Capistrano to Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus because he was known as the “soldier saint.” He would tell Jesus that he was ready to fight for Him so that people would follow His ways. — Caitlyn Bauer

I would send St. Genevieve to Bethlehem to see Jesus because she helped to save the city of Paris. She would tell Jesus that she would spread His message to repent, fast, and pray. She would praise Him. — Anna Marie King

I think that John the Baptist should go to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus because he is a nice, loving, kind person who baptized so many people including Jesus. He would say, “The Lord has come, let us rejoice and be glad.” — Tanner Kramer

St. Mary/St. Michael School

Grade 5, Clarks Mills
I would send Mother Katharine Drexel to Bethlehem, because she helped the poor and the black people. Another reason is because she lived a holy life. She also gave her possessions to the poor. — Rachel Dietrich

I would send St. Juan Diego to Bethlehem because, he could build churches, be a priest, pray for everybody, and spread the good news through the churches he would build. — Seth Kaderabek

I would send St. Anne to Bethlehem, to see her grandson, to witness the messiah, to see the lord, the one who was said to save us. That’s why I would send Saint Anne to Bethlehem. Just for kids. — Crystal Roberts

I would bring St. Mother Teresa to Bethlehem to see Jesus Christ because she would want to say “hello” to him and she would give him gifts and a couple of great ,big warm, happy, and loving hugs and smiles to sooth his upsetting frown upon his face and make it happy. — Becky Sue Engelbrecht

The saint I would send to Bethlehem would be John the Baptist, because he is Jesus cousin, and he should see him on his birth. — Casey Zipperer

Grade 2, Clarks Mills
St. Maximilian Kolbe loved the Blessed Mother very much. At the age of ten, the Blessed Mother gave him two crowns. The white one was for a pure heart. The red crown was for being a martyr. He was a great saint. — Jon Timm

I would send St. Peter to Bethlehem because he could tell stories about God. — Drew Skyberg

I would send St. Francis, because he likes animals and is a great saint. — Gretchen Zipperer

I would send St. Olivia because she will help the blind. — Madeline Ebert

I’d send St. Andrew because he is one of the apostles. Andrew had a brother named Peter. — Matt Van Dyke

I would send St. Brigid. She sold what she had and gave money to the poor. — Olivia Kohlman

I would send St. Augustine because he loves animals. — Ava Geraldson

I would like St. Peter to go to Bethlehem because he liked Jesus and liked to go fishing. — Peyton Dietrich

 

Grade 3, Clarks Mills
If I could send a saint to Bethlehem, I would send St. Joan. When she fought the British with her banner saying, “Jesus, Mary,” she won. She suffered death (like Jesus) crying, “Jesus, Jesus”. That is why she’s my choice. — Grace Van Dyke

I would send St. Cecilia to Bethlehem to play beautiful music for baby Jesus. — Nina Horstink

If I could bring a saint to Bethlehem, it would be St. Cecilia. Why? Because she played music for baby Jesus. — Emalee Novy

Most Precious Blood Catholic School

Grades 4/5, New London
St. Francis went to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus being born in a stable. Then God blessed St. Francis for coming to see his Son being born. Two days later, St. Francis had a dream to go to church and pray for all the poor people in the world. — Gino Canzoneri

What if St. Peter was at the stable with Jesus! Well here is the story! Peter saw an unfamiliar star that was moving. He followed the star, until it stopped. When he saw the Savior he said to Mary, “I’ll go and spread the good news.” — Kiera Woroniecki–Ziepke

One day, St. Luke went to Bethlehem to see Jesus. It was a long journey. He finally got to the village. It was very busy. He was hungry, so he went to a market to get an apple. He found the stable. He went in and said, “Are you Jesus?” “Yes, I am.” — Timothy Zuehls

St. Joan of Arc meets Baby Jesus. Joan woke up outside of a stable. She was curious. Then she saw a Virgin, a baby, and a carpenter. She knew the baby was Jesus, the Virgin was Mary, and the carpenter was Joseph. She was amazed and became a believer! — Jessica Gregory

St. Elizabeth went on a long journey to Bethlehem to visit her cousin Mary who just had a baby. She found her in a stable with a baby in her arms and said, “My, you are blessed” and smiled. — Maraya Bult

One day St. Elizabeth Anne Seton woke up. She was in a stable on the floor. She said, “Where am I?” Then she saw Mary holding Jesus. She found out she was in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. — Samantha Ehrenberg

St. Margaret of Scotland ran into Bethlehem. She was determined to see baby Jesus. She saw the stable. She ran to baby Jesus. Margaret knelt down and gave thanks. She stayed awhile. Then said, “You are welcome to stay with me in Scotland. Come to my castle.” — Maggie Tews

I wish that St. George had been alive to see baby Jesus in the manger. St. George would say, “My dear beloved King of Kings, I am not worthy to be in the presence of thee. Please bless and forgive me for my sins.” — Christian Simpson

St. John the Baptist

Grade 5, Howard
I wish that St. John, an apostle, would have been in Bethlehem. He was the only apostle that was at the Cross when Jesus died. He loved, wanted, and truly believed in Christ at a young age. — Andrew Zittlow

St. Andrew was in the stable, he gently pushed himself to see Jesus. He was amazed when he saw the little boy. He asked if he could hold the boy. He rocked the little boy; he fell asleep. — Drew Sorenson

If I had a wish it would be that St. Valentine was at the birth of Jesus. He is the patron of love and joy. He would fit perfectly! St. Valentine would’ve given him a blessing of joy and love. — Kelsey Schuchart

St. Patrick should be at Jesus’ birth because he devoted his life to spread Gods word to all kinds of people. He was an understanding man with Gods creations. He would be honored if he if he was there. — Alex McKean

St. Clare should’ve been in Bethlehem. She shared God and prayed for the healthy lives of others. St. Clare helped and prayed for others. If St. Clare was in Bethlehem, she would have been joyful. — Hannah Dercks

St. John should’ve been at Jesus’ birth. St. John is a wonderful and joyful man. St. John is a great part of Jesus’ life. He is a great man and was Jesus’ best friend. He also was his cousin. — Eric Stratman

St. Dominic’s dream and life is Jesus. If your life was about Jesus, wouldn’t you do anything to see him? So I believe that at least one saint should have seen him. I think it would be unfair. — Deidre Bellmore

St. Patrick most deserves to have been at Jesus’ birth. Jesus taught us to love our enemies. St. Patrick saved the people who enslaved him. St. Patrick is a good example of who Jesus teaches us to be. — Jackson Komp

I think St. Maria Goretti should’ve saw Jesus’ birth. Think of all those saints that dream about seeing Jesus. I think it would be unfair if they didn’t see Jesus. If you weren’t there would you feel sad? Sofia Draghicchio

St. Christopher should have been there because he was strong and caring. He followed Jesus in everything he did. He carried a boy across a river who getting heavier. It was Jesus! St. Christopher was a great man. — Will Kitslaar

St. Phillip should have been at the birth of Jesus. He listened to Jesus’ teachings about God the Father. He helped to get more apostles at the time of Jesus. St. Phillip was a loyal and brave saint to Jesus. — P.J. Schneider

St. Christopher should’ve been at Bethlehem with baby Jesus. He could’ve helped Wise Men go a crossed Bethlehem, and to the east to Jesus. Saint Christopher was also a bold, brave man. He wouldn’t have given up traveling to Jesus. — Noah Jessick

St. Catherine loved children, so she would have loved Jesus. She saw Jesus in visions when she was 5 and 7. She became a nun so she felt married to Him. — Emily Seidl

Who would give the best gift? St. Nicholas could. He was a very generous man. After all it was Jesus’ birthday! He gave gifts to the poor. St. Nicholas was thoughtful! This is the time of year to remember that. — Emily Grose

St. Dominic’s dream and life is Jesus. If your life was about Jesus, wouldn’t you do anything to see him? So I believe that at least one saint should have seen him. I think it would be unfair. — Connor Fritsch

Long ago Jesus was born. St. Rita was a good wife. Rita would’ve like she was his mother. Rita didn’t have a good husband. So meeting Jesus would’ve been amazing for her. In my head Rita was there. — Greta Urban

Fluttering gracefully an angel came down “don’t be afraid”. With angel guidance, St. Elizabeth of hungry follows the creature to Bethlehem. She arrives and there lay baby Jesus Elizabeth bows “you are my Lord and ,God in you I trust.” — Sophie Hoffmann

St. James the Greater should have been there because he was one of the disciples. If he was there he would have prayed and praised him. He would have held him. — Jimmy Ruby

I want St. James the Less to be in the manger with Jesus. I think everyone should see when Jesus was born. I want him to experience what it’s like to see Jesus being born. I’m glad Jesus was born. — Jim Wilke

I think St. Patrick should be at Jesus’ birth. He should be there because he taught people about the Holy Trinity. He should give Jesus a clover to tell him about him, the Holy Spirit, and God. Don’t you too? — Travis Van De Yacht

On a beautiful starlit night St. Francis prayed. I know that Francis should be in the nativity seen. He would bring animals to se Gods’ grace. This would bring more life to it. That’s why he should come. That’s amazing. — Avery Maney

My name is St. Frances. I’m going to Bethlehem. I’m walking with a lot of animals to go see baby Jesus’ birth. I’m almost there, and there’s baby Jesus! I gave him animal furs to keep warm. That was awesome! — Sam Schmitz

Veronica should have been at Bethlehem. She loved Jesus, that’s why I think she should have been at Jesus’ birth. She was loving and loved Jesus. She would love Jesus like Mary did! Think about it! — Madelyn Glosny

St. Mark the Evangelist is awesome. He should’ve been at Bethlehem because he writes the gospel. He could’ve gone to Bethlehem and wrote about Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. I think there should’ve been more people there to witness Jesus’ birth. — Clay Christensen

It was night in Bethlehem. Standing next to Jesus’ crib was St. Nicholas. I think St. Nicholas should’ve been there when Jesus was born. He is the patron saint of children and should’ve seen the birth of baby Jesus. — Keith Hansford

St. John the Baptist would be at Bethlehem. He was important in Jesus’ life because he baptized Jesus. He would be the first person to hold Jesus in his arms. That is why he should be at Bethlehem. — Jacob Calawerts

Just think, St. Therese was in Bethlehem. She’d had a hard life. Seeing Jesus could’ve changed things. She was a great person and deserved to see Jesus. St. Therese should’ve gone. If she were, do you think it changed history? — Taylor Cormier

I think St. Theresa should be at Jesus’ birth because she would love to see baby Jesus be born just like the three kings and the others did. She’d love to see Jesus in her life. — Samantha La Count

St. Elizabeth should’ve been there because. She went through very hard times. Like her husband dying. Seeing Jesus would’ve meant so much to her. She would like seeing Jesus. — Alexis Abel

Wouldn’t St. Valentine have been a good fit at Jesus’ birth? He would have rode there on a camel with the 3 kings, bringing love and happiness to our Lord Jesus! Jesus would have loved it! It would have been awesome! — Olivia Allen

Ever think of Elizabeth Ann Seton at the foot of Jesus? I think some of the saints were actually there at the Birth. Didn’t you want her there to pray for a change in life? Imagine her sitting by the manger. — Olivia Seering

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton would have to ride on one of the camels to bring love and happiness to the Lord Jesus. Jesus would’ve deserved to have such a good saint like her there. — Courtney Warren

St. Pius X

Grade 2, Appleton, Mrs. Tate
It would be St. Anne. Because she would be brave, I think. She will pray a lot. Someone will guide here. It would be God. Lots of people love her today. God loves her. Jesus loves here — Ashley

I would send St. Elizabeth of Hungary to Bethlehem. She was rich. She was a Princess. She was very nice. She helped people in need. She gave them food. It caused trouble. So God made them into flowers. — Athena

I would send St. Francis to Bethlehem because he loves Jesus very much. His feast day is Jan. 20. He is known for his like of animals. St. Francis was a holy man. He preached about God. — Aiden

I would send St. Francis to Bethlehem because he is very holy. He is very helpful. He loves everyone of us. He was born in 1182 to a merchant couple who imported luxurious fabrics and sold them in Italy. — Nathan

If I had to send a saint the Bethlehem it would be Teresa. She would ride a donkey like Mary did. If I was going to Bethlehem, I would ride on a donkey — Rachel

I would send St. Michael to Bethlehem, so he could see the birth of baby Jesus. And he would probably bow to baby Jesus. And he would worship him, too. And he would kneel before him too. — Adam

I would choose…. drum roll please… St. Veronica, because I dressed up like her for Mass. Her birthplace is Jerusalem. Her feast day is July 12. — Kate

I would send St. Clare. She is very nice because she loves people. I know people love the birth of Jesus. I love new people. St. Clare is holy, and the other saints are, too. – Nicole

St. Elizabeth was the first one to build a Catholic school and the sisters of charity. St. Elizabeth was a convent mother and widow. She is the first American canonized a saint. She was born in New York, Jan. 28, 1774. — Renee

I would send St. Clare because A. She was a daughter of a nobel sales taxer. B. She got her hair cut off by St. Francis. C. Enemies attacked the church and she saved the church. — Gabriela

I would send St. Patrick to Bethlehem. He lived in 387. His feast day is March 17. He talked to people about the father, the Son and the holy spirit using the clover. Words to describe St. Patrick are peaceful, holy feast day, graceful, Jerusalem/Bethlehem, gifts and loving. — Patrick

I would send St. Elizabeth of Hungary because she gave to the poor like bread, fruit and jewelry. — Kellan

I would send St. George to Bethlehem, because he was a Knight. He could protect Baby Jesus. — Connor

I would send St. Paul to Bethlehem. Saints love Jesus. Saints are holy. Saints lived many years ago. When the shepherds went to Bethlehem, the saints could carry different foods. — Caden

I would send St. Patrick to Bethlehem. St. Patrick was born in Scotland in the year 387. At 16 he was captured by pirates and sold as a slave to a chief in Ireland. While tending the sheep in the mountains, he prayed constantly. — Charlie

I would send St. Kateri Tekakwitha to Bethlehem. She was an Indian. She waited until church was open and stayed until church was over. She died at 26. She was the Lily of the Mowhawks. She showed her tribe how to love Jesus. — Bella

I would send St. Anthony because he is a holy man. I’d think he’d worship Him and adore Him like God loves Him, give praise to Him, and bring gifts. Words to describe him: holy, peaceful, nice and kind. — Braeden

I would send St. George! The reason why? Why of course to protect Jesus Christ our Savior. If St. George had to bring a gift, I would chose one of the 3 original gifts frankincense, mryyh and gold. The end. — Andrew

St. Matthew. Well, let’s talk about him. I was named after him. My middle name is Matthew. My name is Carter.

I would pick St. Robert because he is the Holy Spirit of God! St. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the son of God! St. George, the soldier of God! St. John the Baptist leading us to good! — Will

I would send St. Francis of Assisi to Bethlehem. He was a very kind man loved all things that God made. He started a new group of monks, and he was a knight before a monk. He died in 1224. — Sam

St. Clare Parish

Grade 3, Wrightstown
St. Luke is walking to Bethlehem and he saw a little boy and girl and they had no shoes and ragged clothes. He stopped and helped them by getting new clothes and help. St. Luke’s example shows me what I need to do to get to Bethlehem. — Payton Winkler

I would send St. Francis of Assissi because he would bring animals to see Jesus. All the animals could see Jesus too. — Grace Lehman

Jesus was born in a stable in the town of Bethlehem. Saints Francis he liked all kinds of animals. Francis prayed to Jesus to rebuild a church. He lived an easy life and was kind to all creatures. Francis helped his people to share. — Christine Uitenbroek

St. Nicholas School

Grade 4, Freedom
I would have St. Ann come and say “The child is very special, Mary, for he is the Son of God. — Beth Thelen

I would choose to send St. Francis Assisi to witness Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. St. Francis Assisi loved animals so he would have enjoyed watching Jesus’ birth while being surrounded by animals. What a miracle to be a part of. — Faith McHugh

St. Mary School

Grade 3, Algoma
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She should go so she would take good care of Jesus because she helped the poor. To help Mary and Joseph take good care of Jesus.
— Colleen Dachelet

I choose St. Clare of Assisi. The town’s people loved her for the good deeds she did. I think she said some people call us poor. With a heart with God on your side. Truly called poor.—Megan Moede

I think St. Juan Diego should go because he was the saint that met Our Lady of Guadalupa. Our Lady of Guadalupa is Mary. So I would send him so he could see her again. — William Haase

St. Athanasius. He became a bishop. He should see Jesus because he was a bishop. He was a holy man of God. He should be a man who was first to see baby Jesus’ face. — Hunter Preston

St. Robert should meet Jesus because he was between Cathlic and Protestents. He said a prayer. He said it as we work to be signs of God’s reign in the world. — Oliver Sealy

St. Margaret Mary is nice kind caring and she loves God. This is why she shode see Jesus. She will be very nice to him. She will say that he is a nice king. — Sadie Olejniczak

St. Cecilia she would say I am happy that baby Jesus is born. She could sing to Jesus just like she sang to God on her weding day. — Maria Iwen

St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes should go to Bethlehem. She showed God’s love. She shared this love with her family and friends. That is why she should go to Bethlehem. — Lindsey Jenerjohn

Grade 4
I chose St. Anthony Claret as my Saint. He would want to see the savior be born, and help Mary and Joseph take good care of him. I think Saint Anthony would say, “I was waiting for you to come!! — Sierra Nessinger

I would want St. Cecilia, Patroness of Music. She could bring Jesus little musical instruments. She was very loving. She cared for many people. She also taught her husband to believe in Jesus. She could sing to baby Jesus. — Arissa Kirchman

St. John the Babtist would go and give his love to his cousin Jesus. He would go there because he could see his cousin as a baby. — Dane Johnson

I think St. Monica should go to Bethlehem. She was very kind and loving. She loved her son very much. She would comfort Jesus like her own son. She was truly an amazing person! — Emily Guilette

I would send St. Patrick to Bethlaham so he could give a gift of shamrocks to baby Jesus. Saint Patrick should stay with Jesus and teach about the trinity to come. — Max Panger

I chose St. Elizabeth of Hungary because she sold her jewels so she can bye food for all of the hungary people. She loves babys so she can say I love baby Jesus. — Makayla Guilette

Our Lady of Lourdes

Grade 3, De Pere
I would send St. George to Bethlehem. He saved people. He slayed lots of dragons. He could protect Jesus and the other people there. — Rece Gerke

I would send St. Anthony to Bethlehem because you could see joy on his face. He would be so happy. — Nate Jensen

I would send St. Jude. Later, when Jesus was suffering on the cross he would heal him. — Luca Frigo

I would send St. Jerome to Bethlehem. He would read the Bible to Jesus because he was a great Biblical scholar. — Trey Konshak

I would send St. Gabriel the Archangel because he would bless baby Jesus and because he would be very careful with baby Jesus. — Gabriel Merline

I would send St. John Bosco to Bethlehem because St. John would read the Bible to Jesus. — Westin Gwidt

I would send St. Agnes to Bethlehem because when she was twelve or thirteen years old, she gave her life willingly for Christ. She chose death so that she could remain a bride of Christ. — Emily Landwehr

I would want to have St. Matthew in Bethlehem when Jesus was born. I know when Jesus got older they were best friends until Jesus died on the cross. He spread the Good News for Jesus. — Alivia McNabb

I would send St. Francis Xavier Cabrini to Bethlehem. She helped people feel safe when they were away from home. — Reilly Diederich

I think St. John the Baptist should have been there. John is Jesus’ cousin. He might have been a baby but St. Elizabeth could have brought him. — Joe Waystedt

I would send St. Clare because she had deep love of Jesus which made her want to live according to the Gospel. — Parker Olson

St. Perpetua should have been there because she stood up for Jesus and protected him. — Josie Bieker

I would send St. Therese because she wanted to speak to God and she had a small soul but a big heart. — Emma Paulson

I would send St. Catherine of Siena to Bethlehem. She served her neighbors. I wish I was there. — Jayden Jansen

I think Saint Bridget of Sweden should have been there because she was a good mother to her kids. She would be good to Jesus because she was good to her kids. — Emily Cribben

I would send St. Blase to Bethlehem. He would be able to make sure Jesus was O.K. He could make sure Mary was O.K. He would have protected them. — Rachel Bal

I would send St. Nicholas to Bethlehem because he was generous to the poor and would give Jesus money and things he needed. — Garrett Schneider

I would send St. Rose Philippine Duchesne to Bethlehem because she has my middle name. I wish I was there. — Kaitlyn Blaha

I would send St. Thomas Aquinas because he was a priest and a Doctor and was Catholic. He could take Jesus out of Mary’s stomach and baptize Jesus. — Logan DeJardin

I think St. Norbert should have been there because once he was laying unmoved. When he awoke his first words were “Lord what do you want me to do?” — Jackson Wall

St. Juan Diego shuld have been in Bethlehem because he saw Mary first. He brought flowers. Jesus loved Mary and Juan did, too. — Juan Morazan

St. Pius X School

Grade 2, Appleton (Mrs. Whitman)
If St. Lucy were at Christ the King’s birth, she would say to Mary “He is wonderful.” And Mary would say…”Thank you.” Next St. Lucy would say to Jesus…”All hail the Lord.” — Savannah Wichman

If St. Bernadette were at Jesus’ birth, she might have said a prayer or a Hail Mary and an our Father. St. Bernadette might have given Jesus a gift. Jesus Christ is Born! — Natalie Dvoracek

If Francis was there when Jesus was born he’d probably bring animals and praise God. Francis was a good man and wanted only what God wanted. — Joshua Sumnicht

St. Dominic taught kids to be holy. I got to dress up like him. He was a teacher and a holy man. At Jesus’ birth, St. Dominic would say I am sorry for all of my sins. — Greg Bowman

St. Raymond was walking down the path when Angel Gabriel appeared and told him to go to Bethlehem. And so he wandered in to the manger and saw the Messaiah. And he immediately knelt before Christ the King. — Mac Strand

If St. Jacob was at Bethlehem, he would bow down and praise Jesus and sing thanks be to God. It would be good if all the saints were at Bethlehem. — Jacob Cops

This was when Jesus was born. If St. Aloysius was at the stable he would kneel and say a prayer to Jesus. He would praise Jesus, too. If he was there he would serve Jesus, too. — Eric Pfaffenbach

St. Nicholas went to Bethlehem. When he got there he would give Jesus gifts. He would say, “Bless you.” He would help Mary and Joseph. He would say, “You are the Son.” — Caleb Mares

St. Clare was not at Jesus’ birth but I bet she wanted to. If she was there she would probably give him a bible or something like that. I love Jesus. Do you? — Kaliyah Stewart

St. Elizabeth went to Jesus’ birth. She gave him gifts, then bowed down to the King and prayed. She said, “Mary and Joseph had a beautiful baby.” Then she went home and told her mom all about it. Hurray!!! — Kylie Otto

Do you like saints? Do you like St. Francis Xavier? He was a Knight. He became ill and fell off his horse. He believed in Jesus. He was brave to see the Lord. — Sam Loken

If St. Patrick were at Jesus’ birth he would say, “Oh look. Isn’t he beautiful? Jesus is beautiful Mary! I am happy you have a son. And when he grows up he will be a Savior.” — Mary Esche

Jesus is born today. St. John is coming to see Jesus. Mary and Joseph are excited to have Jesus. And St. John was also excited. Jesus is the Son of God. I like Jesus. — Hughes Nolan

A bright light shown on Jesus and people followed the light. A good saint came. Her name was St. Therese. She prayed for Jesus and hugged him. — Gabby Johnson

If St. Rose was in Bethlehem when Jesus was born, she would give him gold! She would say, “I will praise you forever Christ!” She would also say, “I love you. I will pray a lot!” — Adelyn Carney

Do you like Saints? What if St. James was at Jesus’ birth? He would say, “Your baby is very holy.” He would kneel before baby Jesus and pray. God bless you. — Isaac Shimek

Jesus Christ is born! If Saint Andrew were to go to Jesus’ birth, St. Andrew would kneel down and sing many hosannas. And then Saint Andrew would stand up and praise God. That would be awesome! But we don’t know. — William Platten

St. Matthew came to Jesus’ birth. He rode on a camel, and it took him an hour to get there. When he got there he wrote that he was at Jesus birth, and gave him clothing. And he left at morning. — Marc Utrie

St. Dominic said to Jesus, “I am sorry for my sins. I will give you the gift of goodness” and love. — Maria Steffan

Be kind. Take time off to spend time with Jesus. About 2000 years ago Jesus was born in Bethlehem. If St. Patrick were there, he would have said, “Welcome.” — Bryce Budiac

If my favorite saint, St. Therese, was at Jesus birth, she would probably say “What a beautiful baby,” or “He is so cute.” I wish she was there. Jesus Christ is born! — Olivia Pelishek

Holy Trinity School

Grades 3, Casco
I would of sent St. Teresa to see Jesus at Bethlehem. I picked her because when she dies she could flower Jesus. Then maybe Jesus will say a prayer for her. That is why I picked Saint Teresa. — Missy Srnka

St. John would write a prayer to Jesus blessing his birth. St. John is my favorite Saint since he was the protector of Mary. He would have helped Joseph protect Mary as she gave birth in the manger alone among God’s creatures. — Jace Heiman

I want St. Rose to come with me to Bethlehem to help me to pray to God. We would pray the rosary together to forgive sinners. The reason I have chosen her is because she has a pretty soul. I learned from her that prayer is important. I also learned that money is not important. I feel very good and happy because I learned about St. Rose. — Chloie Spitzer

I would have sent St. Nicholas to Bethlehem. He would have preached to the people. He would have given the poor people money. He would save them from hell. — Devin Schott

I would have chosen St. Peter to be at Bethlehem. He could have brought people with him to see and follow Jesus. He could have brought fish as a gift. — Bryce Davister

I would have picked St. Clare to be at Bethlehem. She loved children and was kind to them. She would be so kind to baby Jesus. She might have asked to hold baby Jesus. This would have made her happy. — Anna McClure

I would choose to send St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to Bethlehem. St. Elizabeth would travel to Bethlehem to meet the Virgin Mary and tell her that she had lost her mother. She knew that Mary would help her with her faith. — Emily Marie Waldow

Grade 4, Casco
I would send St. William to Bethlehem. I would send him because he was brave and would sacrifice his own life for Jesus. He would have cared for and protected Jesus no matter what. — Wyatt Kruse

I would send St. Paul to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus when he is born. He can bring food and water. He can preach that baby Jesus was born to people in Bethlehem. He can protect Jesus from enemies. — Paul Wery

I would have chosen St. Elizabeth to be sent to Bethlehem. I chose Saint Elizabeth because she was kind to people. She would know the new king was born and would go to see him. When Saint Elizabeth saw baby Jesus she would say, “What a beautiful baby!” — Drew Romdenne

I would send St. Patrick to Bethlehem so he could give Jesus good luck. While he was there, he could protect baby Jesus. He would tell anyone who would listen about the love, peace, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. — Wyatt Nuthals

I would have wanted St. Thomas to be at Bethlehem. He would have spread the word of God. I chose this saint because he was one of the apostles and is my favorite saints. He is a very holy saint to me. — Enrique Quintana

I would have liked St. Micheal to go to Bethlehem. He could have defended baby Jesus from King Herod. He could have helped Jesus when he needed it. He could have helped make the crib. — Shane Olszewski

Holy Cross School

Grade 2, Green Bay
St. Cecilia is the patron of musicians. She went to Bethlehem to visit Baby Jesus on that first Christmas night, and took the Little Drummer Boy along to play for Jesus. Jesus loved the drumming of the drum and smiled! — Lilly Kaye

I think it would be neat if St. Francis was in Bethlehem. He loved animals. He would have taken care of them. They would have shared the stable with Jesus the Lord. — Tamara Reschke

My favorite saint is St. Francis Xavier because he was a good runner and teacher. I would have sent him to Bethlehem because he could teach Jesus. He could also run very fast to spread the good news about Jesus.
— Tim Turek

I would send St. Thomas Aquinas to the stable. St. Thomas Aquinas was a teacher. He could tell Jesus a lot of stuff about school. Jesus would learn about the world. — Mason Wright

I would like St. Nick because he is nice and he could leave some baby toys for Baby Jesus. — Paige Klysen

St Nicholas always was a good person. He was always a very, very nice man. He always followed GOD and JESUS. St. Nick’s Day is on Dec. 6. People used to put their shoes out and he would put coins in them. Mary and Joseph could use the coins to care for Jesus. — Noah Jaeckels

When something is lost, you should pray to St. Anthony. At 15 St. Anthony went to a monastery and later became a priest. He went to Italy. Many people came to hear him speak. He talked about Lent. He is a great Saint. — Danny Nennig

The name St. Michael, the Archangel means “Who is like God”. He would be a protector and watch over Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. Michael is my dad’s name and he protects me. — Nash Ziefle

I like St. Rose. If St. Rose found Jesus she would find his mom and dad for him. — Bella McCarron

Oh when the Saints go marching in, St. Gerard would have prayed for Mary. If Saint Gerard was in Bethlehem, he would pray for expecting mothers like Mary. He is our favorite Saint because my Grandma Pat prayed to him when she was expecting my dad and my uncles. My dad, and uncles, middle name is Gerard. — Riley VandenHouten

If I could send a Saint to Bethlehem, I would send St. Francis. St. Francis would be able to meet the Son of God, who created nature. — Jared Pirlot

St. Nicholas was very nice to all people. He gave away his money. He felt good about it. He traveled to Bethlehem to see Baby Jesus. When Nicolas saw Jesus in Mary’s arms, he smiled for joy. He could only smile! — Brynn Cumicek

St. Matthew was a tax collector. If Matthew saw Jesus in Bethlehem, he would have felt excited. Matthew’s life changed for the good by meeting Jesus. — Travis Moureau

St. Nicholas was rich and gave all his money to help the poor. When he saw Jesus in Bethlehem he felt like his heart was pumping so fast he could faint. He never felt happier in his life! Baby Jesus smiled at him. — Gretchen Meier

When people pray to St. Anthony they seem to find the thing they lost. When St. Anthony went to Bethlehem he brought love. — Zach Ritchie

St. Anthony can find things all around the world and give them back to the people who lost them. Like when Danny lost his DS. It would be cool if St. Anthony would be at the city of Bethlehem when Jesus was born. He’d probably say to Jesus: “Thank You for coming! — Sawyer Richert

I want to send St. Samuel, the patron saint of pilgrimages to the martyrs’ tomb. He would say to give peace to the world and he would help everyone celebrate their faith. — Sam Limoni

I would like to see St. Anthony in Bethlehem. He would ask Jesus to help us with our lives, to help us with school, to keep my mom and dad healthy, and to be good for Jared. — Haylee Martinson

St. Lucy because she was very brave. She could show others not to be afraid of what they believe in. — Ryan Basten

Once upon a time in a little town in France, lived a girl named Therese. She was four years old, and her mother had died. But even with her mother being gone, Therese was a happy little girl who loved to play outside.

One day Therese heard of a little baby boy born in Bethlehem. His name was Jesus. An angle told Therese all about the little boy. This little baby was very special, and the world would know him as love. Therese wanted to go to see the little baby boy, but she had nothing to bring him except a rose from her garden.

When Therese got to Bethlehem, she gave the rose to Jesus’ mother, Mary. Mary asked Therese if she would like to hold the baby. When she held Jesus, he smiled at her. Her heart was filled with love.
From that day on Therese lived her life as a child of love. — Sonja Gapinski

St. Paul became very active in the part of persecuting the Christians. Paul was on the Damascus road carrying a list of suspected Christians. St. Paul was a changed man when he heard the Lord speaking to him.—Carson Stitz

I’m writing about St. Lucy. She is the patron saint of the blind and people with eye problems. We celebrate St. Lucy on Dec. 13, my Opa’s birthday. St. Lucy was a very tough lady who never gave up her beliefs. I’m happy to be named Lucy. If St. Lucy visited Jesus born as a baby in Bethlehem, she would light up the stable for the Holy Family. — Lucy Quidzinski

I chose St. Valentine because he had a lot of love. There was a lot of love at Bethlehem between Mary, Joseph and Jesus. — Betsy Conard

Catholic Central School

Grade 2/3, Appleton
I am St. Jerome. I loved to teach people how to read and understand the bible. I would like to tell you about the Bible and to read to the world like me! — Sam Oswald

I am St. Francis. I went to the manger and saw Jesus. This is what I said “I am Saint Francis. I always help the poor, the sick, and the dying. You will do the same. I pray for you.” — Elizabeth Miller

I am St. Brigid. I will help the poor with a food and be nice. I will help give money to the poor and sell my stuff and belongings. I will follow you Jesus. I love you. — Hailey Hoerning

I am St. Patrick Jesus. I had a lot of time to pray to God and ask him for help. I studied to be a priest I can not wait to tell the people about you. I love you. — Molly Voissem

I am St. Patrick Jesus. I told the people about you and how you are the son of God. Jesus I want to become a priest. The Holy Spirit guided me back to Ireland. Help me Jesus. — Jared Stevenson

I am St. Jerome and I loved to teach people how to read and understand the Bible. I am going to be a follower I will give my money to the poor and give my food to the poor. — Colton Shelbrack

I am St. Angela. I believed that children and their families should learn to love God. They should know the Bible. The Bible tells about Jesus and the saints. — Evelin Bestul

I am St. Francis. I decided to do all I could to help the poor, the sick and the dying. I will do whatever you want me to do, Jesus. — Madeline Strick

I am St. Patrick. Look at this shamrock. There is one plant and one stem. But there are three leaves. The mystery of the Trinity is a little like a shamrock. You will help people and talk to them too. — Logan McGrath

I’m St. Francis, Jesus. You will heal the poor, sick, and dying. You will give food to the poor. You will perform miracles. When the poor have nothing to drink you give water to them. Here’s a gift, gold, Jesus. — Will Hodgkiss

I am St. Frances. I am going to teach you how to be a saint. I hope you are going to be kind when you grow up. You should be kind. You should never kill. You need to be nice. — Kylie McCormick

I am St. Elizabeth. I will love like you. I will feed the poor. I will take care of people who are sick and alone. I will give everything I have to people in need. — Callie Rohm

My name is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. I will share your love with everyone so they can understand you. I will be like Mary and care for others like a mother should. I will teach the Bible to my children. — Maya Seaton

I am St. Frances Cabrini and some friends in Italy became famous for teaching children, caring for orphans and helping sick. — Averell Springhetti

I am St. Brigid. I will give money to the poor so they can get food and water. Because the poor have nothing to drink or eat. So I want to follow you and be holy like you, Jesus. — Makiya Ervin-Young

I am St. Jerome, Jesus. I am going to teach people how to understand the bible. I love it. Once I do it people will be thankful. They will want to read the Bible a lot more often. — Aidan Wallace

I am St. Francis of Assisi. I will help the animals. I will make sure that all the animals will have water, food and shelter. I promise. I promise. I will do anything I can do to help the animals. — Allison Larsen

St Peter Claver. Because he cared for people that no one else cared for. When Joseph and Mary came to Bethlehem and all the innkeepers said “No” to them,. St. Peter Claver would have taken care of them and given them a house to stay in. — Jack Tesch

I am St. Francis. I help the poor sick and the dying by giving them money. So you should give to the poor. We should all feel for the poor so we all give money to the poor. Can you help me please to pass it on? — John Bunks II

Grade 3
I am St. Dominic de Guzman. I am one of the most holy and gifted people who ever lived. If I went to Bethlehem, I would say to Jesus, “May the Lord’s light shine upon you.” — Will Schreiber

I would send St. Francis of Assisi. He was loving, caring and generous. If Saint Francis were in the stable, by the manger and looking happily at Jesus Christ, he would be praising him and adoring him. — Morgan Voissem

I’m St. Genevieve. Long ago I saved Paris from starving and from an attack. I told everybody to pray to God. If Saint Genevieve were at the stable, she would have said, “The Savior is born, the gift from God!” — Genevieve Rabec

I am St. Patrick. I was a brave man. At age 16, I was captured. After six years, I escaped and then studied to be a priest. If I went to Bethlehem, I would give Jesus a three leaf clover. — Ben Zanzig

I’m St. Paul. I was in jail. My crime was telling people about Jesus. I loved Jesus so much that I had to share the good news. If I was with Jesus in Bethlehem I’d wrap him in my cloak. — Sarah Ryno

St. Joan of Arc led a French army so King Charles could be crowned. She would protect baby Jesus with her life. She would say, “I will protect you, Jesus.” — Brooke Muraski

I’m St. Elizabeth. I was old and was going to have a baby. I was happy for my cousin Mary who was going to have a baby too. If I went to Bethlehem, I’d give my cousin, Mary, a hug. — Elizabeth Coolidge

I am St. Peter. My name was really Simon, but Jesus changed it to Peter. If I would go to Bethlehem, I would hold Jesus like a king and wrap him in a blanket. — Charlie Kollenberg

St. Stephen was a wise teacher. If St. Stephen went to Bethlehem, he would walk up to baby Jesus and present him to the world. He would give Mary and Joseph a gift for their new baby. — Tyler Ahrens

St. Paul went to jail for telling people about Jesus! He was finally let free. He traveled to Bethlehem to see Jesus. St. Paul blessed baby Jesus and left the stable. — Seth Clark

If St. Martin went to Bethlehem, he would wrap baby Jesus in a piece of his clothes so baby would stay warm. St. Martin gave a piece of his own clothes to a poor, cold beggar. — Grace Peterson

St. Patrick grew up with a Roman soldier. He said to Mary that when he was young he got captured by pirates and taken as a slave. He told St. Joseph that he saved a cat. — Jonathan Bryan

St. Thérèse did little things for God. If St. Thérèse was there, she would have praised and loved Jesus. She would have done everything she could for Jesus, Mary and Joseph. She was a great person. — Emma Oelhafen

St. Patrick. When Patrick was sixteen, he got captured by pirates. He prayed to God as a slave. St/ Patrick traveled to see the new baby Jesus. — Sean O’Shea

St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis loved animals. St. Francis probably would have said that he was the King of Kings. — Lauren Stoeger

I am St. Dominic Savio. I was kind even if the others made fun of me. I would teach baby Jesus to pray every day, just like I did.—Emma Strick

I am St. Paul. While I was in jail, I liked to share the good news of the Lord. When I go to Bethlehem, I will share the good news of the birth of Jesus. — Kaiser Van De Loo

Grade 4
I St. Elizabeth am walking on a path to Bethlehem. I am sewing a blue baby blanket to give to Mary to wrap baby Jesus in when he is born. — Courtney Oswald

I’m St. Cecilia traveling to Bethlehem to play the harp and sing to St. Mary, St. Joseph, and Baby Jesus. I’ve traveled long and hard to see the true God, Jesus. — Camille Bonneville

Hello I’m St. Clare. I help nuns and poor people so I am going to bring some food and a cross for Mary and Joseph. I am here it was such a grat experience. I love seeing baby Jesus. I love it. Love, St. Clare. — Claire Wagner-Miller

I’m St. Agnes the saint of gentleness. I’m going to Bethlehem to see Christ. It’s a long walk but I’m excited. When I get there I see a baby with animals all around him. I smile Christ is born. — Adrienne Salvia

I am Pope John Paul II. I am here to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ, The Messiah. I am bringing Him some food, and a blanket. I chose Pope John Paul II because I was named after him. — Juan Pablo Aragon

St. Elizabeth is walking on a trail to Bethlehem. I am collecting feathers to make a bed for Mary. I hope St. Vincent made the stable big. “O Mary, come to help me.” — Eden Elizabeth Bayer

One night Mary, Joseph, and St. Patrick were walking to Bethlehem. They tried to get into an inn but they could not get in. So they got a shed out back. That is where Jesus was born and St. Patrick blessed him. — Aaron Collins

I St. Raphael the Archangel am walking down the road to Bethlehem. Showing the people which way to Jesus. Once the last person comes in I go to see Jesus myself. — Lauren Seidler

I am St. Catherine walking on a trail. Soon a baby will be born. His name will be Jesus. I will help Mary and Joseph. I’ll rap Jesus in a warm blanket. I will care for Mary and Jesus.— Katherine Donovan

I am Gerard. I am going to Bethlehem to help Mary give birth to Jesus. Once I get there I am going to pray over Mary and Joseph. All the shepherds, kings and an angel welcome and visit Jesus. — Maya Martinez

St. Vincent Ferrer. I am the Saint who built the cradle in which Jesus laid in. Mary and Joseph asked me to build this bed for the Savior of the world. — Mitchell D. Schmidt

I, St. Gerard am on my way to Bethlehem. I announced the great news “Jesus is going to be the Lord’s son.” I am the patron Saint of expectant mothers. Mary will give birth to Jesus who will teach God’s will. — Gwendolyn Larsen

I St. Nicholas would help the poor and give them money. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus would have money for them. Jesus would have food and toys. — Nick Otto

I would pick St. Nicholas. St. Nick would say “I will give all the poor that are here a gift.” It will give everyone a smile. I have a gift for Jesus. It is something he will like a lot. — Max Metropulos

I St. Peregrine am walking to Bethlehem. I will make sure the baby has a good heart and no cancer. Plus make sure that Mary is doing well. I will also bring two blankets. One for Mary one for Jesus. — Anna Hoerning, age 9

I’m St. Sebastian. I guard Mary and Joesph and Jesus at the manager. I’m on the road to Bethlehem right now! I will help keep them safe and warm. — Alex Van Handel

I am Mother Teresa. I am a person who loves to help the poor. I am going to Bethlahem to see baby Jesus. Oh look, there is Mary. I bring my whole family to visit the young mother. — Sarah Murphy

I’m St. Elizabeth. I’m on my way to Bethlehem to see the new born king. When I get there I will help Mary let her baby be born. On my way I will help people who are sick. — Allison Engels

I’m St. Cecilia, walking on a path to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus. When I get there, I’m going to worship, sing, and play him a song. I picked St. Cecilia because she is the patroness of musicians and I play violin. — Pearl Thi Kim

I am St. Agnes walking on a path to go see Jesus in Bethlehem. I’m gong to help Mary get ready for baby Jesus. When Jesus arrived I will give him a blanket. I picked St. Agnes because shes important in Jesus’ life. — Emily Wichman

I’m St. Patrick going to see baby Jesus in Bethlehem. I will be there to help Mary and Joseph. I’m from Ireland. I’m the saint of Ireland. I’m excited to see Jesus. — Henry Egan

I St. Michael will protect Jesus, Mary, and Joseph so they would not be killed and so Jesus would grow up and be a great person and heal others from diseases and save us from our sins. — Connor O’Shea

I’m St. Sebastian on a path to Bethlehem. I’m going to guard Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus at the manager. — Zach Hoerning

I’m St. Catherine of Siena and I will go to Bethlehem and I will keep Mary and Joseph safe with my nursing. And I will help Mary and her baby. — Macy Mapes

I am St. Jerome. I am on my way to Bethlehem. I am writing in my journal to give to Mary to always remember how Jesus. I also will draw a picture of him. — Mari Seidler

St. Francis de Sales School

Grade 2, Manitowoc
I would send St. Margaret. I would give food away for you. I would clean their clothes for you. I would sweep up for you. — Matthew

I would send St. Nicholas to Bethlehem because he could give Jesus a blanket to keep him warm. I will come to see you again. Do you like my story? — Elena Koss

St. Mary Magdalene would say here are some books for Jesus. I hope you liked the books. I hope you liked my story. — Hannah

St. Clare was visiting Jesus. Clare said hi to Jesus. Jesus was a nice man. He was cool. She will carry Jesus. Did you like my story? — (no name given)

I would send St. Nicholas to Bethlehem. St. Nicholas would give them toys to play with. I wonder if they would enjoy them. He would say congratulations Mary. — Trevor

I think I would send St. Magret of Scotland to Bethlehem. She could give Joseaph and Mary money to buy clothes for Jesus. — Aaron

St. Anthony of Padua. He helps people. St. Anthony is a Christian hero on June 13. — Paige

I would pick St. Francis of the Assisi. He would see Jesus. He would say hi Jesus. He would be a good helper. He’d wash dishes for them. Did you like my story? — Elliott

I picked St. John. I’m sending him to the stable because I think when he gets there he will baptize him. Then the mother and father of Jesus would thank John. And that’s why I picked St. John. — Abby

I would send St. Margaret of Scotland to Bethlehem. And when she got there she would teach Mary how to be a queen. — Jack

If I could bring a St. to Bethlehem I would bring St. Vincent de Paul because he is very nice. I think when we get there he will teach me how to build hospitals. — Spencer

I will pick St. Angela Maria. She might teach Jesus. She might bring a book to read to Jesus. And he might say Hi I am here to teach Jesus. — (no name given)

St. Nicholas would bring toys for them so they would have something to do there. There parents are so happy. They will like St. Nicholas. — Nick

I would send St. John the Baptist to visit Jesus. He would baptize Jesus. He would hold him and sing him a song. He would say “I love Jesus.” — Kobe

I would send St. Angela to Bethlehem because she loves to read and she could read a bed time story to Jesus. Before the book she would say God bless you in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. — Jayme

I would send St. Margaret of Scotland. She would teach Mary how to be a Queen. She would say Jesus is nice. Did you like my story? — Tyler

I think I would send St. Margaret of Scotland to Bethlehem because she would give money to Mary and Joseph. St. Margaret was a Queen. She gave money to the poor. I think St. Margaret would say use this money to buy stuff you need. I hope you liked my story. — Tristan

I think I would send St. Margaret of Scotland to Bethlehem. Because she would give Money to the poor people. I think that she would love to see Jesus get born. — Adyson

Margret of Scotland was a queen. She would say can I read a story to your son? Then she left the stable. — Kiara

“Mary had a baby!” the saints cried. But who will go to see the baby Jesus? It was a long day said St. Francis. I can go said St. Francis…OK. When St. Francis got there he said, “I have come to see baby Jesus.” And there He was. — Ella

I’d send St. Nick to Bethlehem. When he got there he would give Jesus toys. I hope you liked my story. — Steffen

St. John School

Grade 5, Little Chute
Sr. Christine Wochos
I would send St. Martin to the crib because he would give half of his cloak to Jesus so they both would be half warm. Jesus would be most grateful. — James Vandenberg

One cold wind day St. Philip Neri was coming to Bethlehem riding a mule. He went into town very cold so he found and inn, but it was packed full. Next he went to a stable where Jesus was born and brought smiles and joy to everyone. — Rylee Vanden Heuvel

I would send Joan of Arc to Bethlehem because she went to the French and English War. She would keep Jesus safe in his little hay crib. She learned how to defend her country so she’d keep Jesus safe. — Taylor Grissman

If I could bring a saint to Bethlehem, I would bring St. Ann since she is the mother of Mary. St. Ann and her husband, Joachim, love to see their Grandchild. Mary also would be happy to see her mom at this joyful time. — Mary Hammen

I think St. Ann, the grandmother of Jesus, should go to Bethlehem because she would bring peace and joy to the stable. She could bring new things to Bethlehem that nobody ever could have imagined. — Jesse Hartjes

If I would send anyone to Bethlehem it would be St. Lucy. She is known for good eye sight and she wears candles on her head bringing light to the stable. She could make sure Jesus was doing well. She could help Mary and Joseph take care of Him. — Olivia Gloudemans

I would send St. Elizabeth of Hungary because she was always faithful to Jesus during her life. She could help Mary take care of Jesus in the stable. She would bring a new set of clothes for him and a nice warm blanket under her queen robes. She would help make all things go well. — Olivia Hermsen

What Saint would I send to Bethlehem? I would send Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. She is very loving and kind. When Mary needed a rest, Kateri Tekakwitha could care for Jesus. She has a soft and gentle heart and would be a great caretaker to handle Jesus. — Hannah Robinson

If I could send a saint to Bethlehem I would send St. Michael the Archangel. The reason I think he should go is because he could protect Jesus from any sort of harm like he did in Heaven. — Mack Hoogman

If I would choose a saint, it would be St. Francis of Assisi. Why? Because he was the man probably most like Jesus, and who started our practice of the Christmas crib. He would bring clothing to him showing his love and appreciation to Jesus. St. Francis of Assisi would kneel down and pray to God saying, “Dear God, thank you so much for this beautiful Baby!” — Madelyn Hermus

St. John should be at the crib of Jesus because He sat by Jesus at the Last Supper. When the other apostles ran away, he stayed at the foot of the cross. He also wrote a Gospel telling about Jesus’s life on earth. That’s why he should be at the crib of Jesus on Christmas Eve. — Nathan Fleming

I would send St. Paul because he could bring the newborn King clothes and read to Him from His Letters in Scripture. He could come to make a bed and do other things for Jesus Christ, the newborn King. — Isaiah Strick

I am St. Patrick and going to meet Jesus at the stable. I am going to give Him a mule and a blanket with shamrocks on it. I think Jesus would like this gift because it would keep him warm. The mule would help on his long trip to Egypt. — Jacob Lehrer

I’m St. Pius X and am going to Bethlehem. I’m delivering food for Jesus when he grows up. He would have plenty to eat because I don’t want Jesus to starve in the future. Jesus has so much to eat. — Cameron Miller

Grade 5,
Mrs. Amber Heiting
I would send St. Juan Diego to bring his lovey flowers for the birth of Jesus ceremony. — Tony Montalvo

I would send St. Catharine of Sienna because she gave her heart to Jesus when she was a child. When she goes to Bethlehem she would tell Jesus he could have her soul. She would also speak her heart to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. — Malayna Jarosinski

I would send St. Isidore because he would have two angels on his side. He could set up the manger while his angels help Mary and Joseph with Jesus. He and his angels would be great helpers so that’s why I would send St. Isidore. — Max Schommer

I would send St. Christopher to Bethlehem because, he could help bring Mary to the manger. He would be perfect at carrying Mary since he has a job of carrying travelers across rivers. He also carried Jesus later in life so he would be perfect to carry Mary. — Connor Mara

I would send St. Charles Borromeo because before he died he helped the sick when a fatal disease spread through his town. So he could help anyone who might catch a cold during that cold and dark night. Especially baby Jesus. — Charle Gomm

I would send St. Jude to Bethlehem because if Jesus was stuck in the manger, he would help him out. He’s the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. I also think he would really like to know how Jesus was born. — Paige Fuchs

I would pick St Cecilia to go to Bethlehem. So she could play her beautiful music to all the poor children in Bethlehem. She’d be the best music player in Bethlehem. That is the saint I would want to go to Bethlehem. — Lauren Hietpas

I would send St. Isidore. St. Isidore was a farmer. He went to church every day and the other farmers laughed at him because they thought he would not be able to finish his fields. When he came home he started working in the fields. There were two angels helping him. If he was there his angels could help if anything went wrong. — Cassie Bevers

If I could send a saint to Bethlehem is would be St. Isidore. He could teach Jesus many things while he was growing up and then Jesus could be as wise and faithful as he was. — Paige Dercks

I would send St. Patrick because he would give Jesus good luck for eternal life. It would be good because the luck would make people following the name of Christ. And he would go out and tell about the Lord.—Ethan Vander Zanden

I would send St. Isidore because he went to church every day. He was a farmer in Spain, so every time there was a daily mass and he had work to do on the farm he would go to church. After church he would do his work and because he went to church instead of working 2 angels came and helped him. So he was getting 3 times the work done. If there was a problem there would be 3 helpers instead of 1. — Haley Aman

If I could I would send St. Rita because she was the patron of good health. If St. Rita were sent she could put good health on Jesus and all his descendants. They would all live an extremely healthy life. — Olivia O’Connell

I would send saint Sebastian to Bethlehem so he could guard Jesus from the world and all the mean people in the world, so he could stay alive longer and not have such a scary life. This is why I would send saint Sebastian to Bethlehem. — Nolan Van Lankveldt

I would send St. John nepomecene because he would be quiet for Jesus. The people there could tell him any secret or confess anything he would not tell anyone. That’s why he died he didn’t tell the bad people about the confession secrets. — Tyler Hoerning

I would send saint Francis of Assisi to Bethlehem because he is the saint of animals and he could bring Jesus a lamb, a sheep, or a donkey for a pet to cuddle with. — (no name given)

I would send St. Veronica. She wiped Jesus’ face when He carried the cross. If Mary was scared and was sweating or crying, she could wipe her face. She could also wipe Baby Jesus’ rears if he was crying. She was so kind to Him. — (no name given)

St. Mary School

Grade 3, Menasha
If I could send a saint I would choose St. Patrick because he could bring a sheep to calm Baby Jesus so he could sleep and he could teach Jesus about the Trinity and how to read and spell. — Matthew Grenell

If I chose a saint to go to Bethlehem when Jesus was born I would choose St. Luke because he could paint a picture of God and tell Jesus about God. He could also read the Old Testament to Jesus. — Molly Manderfield

If I could choose a saint to go to Bethlehem it would be St. Bridget because she is the patron saint of dairies and she could give Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus a gift. Saint Bridget could care for the cows and give Mary some milk to drink. — Teresa Dold

If I could choose a saint to go to Bethlehem it would be St. Elizabeth Ann Seton because she could help Jesus read and do math and science. — Sami Veitch

If I could choose a saint to go to Bethlehem it would be St. Luke because he could take care of Jesus when Mary and Joseph are gone so baby Jesus would not be alone. And he could make a painting of baby Jesus’ favorite things for him. — Max Griffith

I would choose St Elizabeth Seton to go to Bethlehem because she could teach Jesus and God and she could also teach Mary how to take care of Jesus. Also she could teach the animals how to be quiet so baby Jesus could go to sleep. — Elliott Becker

If I chose a saint to go to Bethlehem when Jesus was born I would choose St. Roch because he would care for anyone that was sick and could bring dogs which may have kept Jesus warm and made him laugh with their funny tricks. — Elizabeth Whiting

If I chose a saint to go to Bethlehem when Jesus was born I would choose St. Elizabeth Ann Seton because she would teach Jesus. So he would know how to do math and to write and to be very good at reading. So he would be very smart. — Katya Schumacher

I would choose St. Luke to go to Bethlehem because he could make sure Jesus was healthy and give him a blanket so Jesus can be cozy and warm St. Luke can give Jesus a little toy lamb. — Lacey Murphy

If I chose a Saint to go to Bethlehem when Baby Jesus was born I would choose Saint Francis of Assisi because he could make the animals quiet and he could make Jesus some bread and give it to him while he is in the barn. — Emma Murray

I think St. Francis should go to Bethlehem to make the animas be quiet so Baby Jesus can sleep through the night for the first time. He can tell baby Jesus about that he was going to be the King of peace. — David Brumbeloe

If I could send a saint to Bethlehem I would send St. John Bosco because he could teach Jesus to play some games and he could give him a game. He could also pray for him. — Claire Krautkramer

If I chose a saint to go to Bethlehem when baby Jesus was born I would choose Saint Francis of Assisi because he could make the animals be quiet so baby Jesus could sleep. He could also tell Jesus about God. — Noelle Schumacher

Grade 4
I would have picked St. Theresa because she would have welcomed Mary and Joseph into her home or helped them into an inn. She also did that with poor Indians. — Sydney Andersen

St. Anthony was born at Coma. He had a desire to imitate the apostles. I would bring him to Bethlehem because he is the saint of lost things. Pray to him when you lose something. — Joseph Lambie

I would send St. Padre Pio to Bethlehem. St. Padre Pio is a miracle worker. He can levitate and be in two places at once. He would read Mary and Joseph’s hearts with out them knowing. — Cullin Hayes

St. Zita would be the saint I would send to Bethlehem. I pick her because she is royalty. She was captured for at least 6-9 years. She would cradle Jesus in her arms. She would be really perfect. — Maddie Alft

I would have sent St. Theresa to Bethlehem because she would have welcomed Mary to a better place than a stable to have Jesus, Then 1 month — 8 months later Jesus was born. — Eli Darrow

If you asked me to send a Saint to Bethlehem I would send Saint Agnes because she stood up for god even though she was very small and weak I bet if Agnes was in Bethlehem she would pray with Mary — Anna Griffith

I would choose St. Isaac Jogues because he’s my favorite saint and I think he would be responsible. — Isaac Griffith

I would send St. Aurelia to go to Bethlehem because she has been through tough times growing up. She loved kids so much as she grew up. Her mom loved her so much and her dad loved her too. — Jocelyn Hoff-Whiting

I would send St. Paul to Bethlehem so he could see the Christ, Savior and proclaim the good news and teach hearts to forgive and to live as children of God and to help and to help people in trouble. — Jonathan Joseph

St. Francis Assisi is the saint of animals. I picked him because I love animals. I think St. Francis Assisi should have been in Bethlehem because there were animals in the stable. — Emma Keddell

I would sand St. John the Baptist. He would say “bow before the king.” And lessen to hem. — Trent Kersten

I would send St. John the Baptist because he is Jesus’s cousin. He would travel very far to see Jesus. He would bring a gift of gold coins. Jesus’s parents would use the coins to buy food and clothes. — Katie Krautkramer

I would send Saint Paul to Bethlehem because he speaks of love and faith. The baby Jesus represents love and hope. Saint Paul might say, “It’s hard to believe that such a little baby could change the world.” The two of them changed the world forever. — Emma Nutini

The saint I would send to Bethlehem would be St. Joseph of Cupertino. When he prayed to God he would rise from the ground. He would be suspended near the ceiling like a holy angel adoring God. — Joseph Porter

I bet it would have been fun if St. Patrick was in Bethlehem when Jesus was born. He probably would have chased all the snakes away! He probably would have given Jesus shamrock as a gift. — Jacob Schultz

I would pick St. Isaac Jogues because he is a very healthy man. I believe that he can walk all that way. Why do I think he can walk all that way? I think he can walk very healthy man. — T.J. Skrzypczak

I would send St. Elizabeth. She would say, “Bow down before the new KING with me please.” Then she would curtsy, then bow. — Octavia Strohm

If I were to send a saint into Bethlehem I would send St. Rose. I would send St. Rose of Lima because she was very beautiful but yet humble. For example — she was afraid that her beauty would be a temptation to others so she rubbed her face in a kind of pepper until her face was red and blistered. — Abbi Thelen

I chose Saint Michel because I think he would have risked his life to protect Jesus from anything that could harm him. — Francis Turoski

I would have sent St. Thomas to Bethlehem. St. Thomas doubts stuff unless he saw it. If he saw Jesus being born, he would believe it and never doubt it. — Max Van Rossum

I chose St. Nicholas because he is one of my favorite saints. I would send Saint Nicolas to Bethlehem because it seems like a great fit. Saint Nicolas is nice, and sweet. Jesus is nice too, so it’s perfect. — Julian Vera

St. Peter the Apostle should have gone to Bethlehem during the nativity because it would be cool for the first Pope to see the son of man borne. Peter would give Jesus a symbolic rock as a gift. — Carter Gehl

Emily De Rodat. Educated at Maison Sian-cyr, Villefrance, France, and at the age 18, she became a teacher there. Drawn to religious life, she joined three different orders, but she was not comfortable with any of them. — Emmie Willes

Grade 5
I would send St. Teresa to go to Bethlehem because she had a gentle touch for children. She wouldn’t bring gold because the real gift in life is love. She would show Jesus love everyday. — Elizabeth Lawniczak

I would send St. Trea to Bethlehem because of her convert to Christianity through the efforts of Saint Patrick. She embraced life. I think having her in Bethlehem would make Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus happy. — Taja John

I would send St. Elizabeth because she would care for Jesus by giving him a gift of love. I think she would be good to Jesus because of how well she treated her son John. An angel also met St. Elizabeth so she would also know about how important it is to protect Jesus. — Ethan Blaney

If I could send someone to Bethlehem…it would be my grandma to Bethlehem because she would have holy water in ever room. She would also go to ever Sunday mass. I think everyone would like her because she has a good humor and heart. She would love every one even if they did not like her. My grandma would help every one and she would not take any money from someone. — Mason McParlon

Oh when the Saints go marching into Bethlehem I would take St. Paul because he would help people that are in need. I think Saint Paul would be there to help Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. — Stefan Sorensen

If I could bring any saint I would bring my Great Grandpa Gilbert because if any person goes into heaven it would be him. He is a great person that’s why he is my favorite person. He is very important to me because he is my Great Grandpa and I love him. I think he would help Mary and Jesus when he would go to Bethlehem. — Maxwell McParlon

I would send My Grandma Toth to Bethlehem because she goes to church every Sunday. She is so faithful. My Grandma is also so kind to everyone. That is why I would send her to Bethlehem. — Connor Trader

If I could send a Saint to Bethlehem I would send saint Pius X because he has accomplished so much. He led a holy life and he became the two hundred fifty-ninth pope. St. Pius saw the light of heaven would be there for Jesus if he needed anything. — Sophie Grenell

I would send St. Rose into Bethlehem because she didn’t want to make other people mad. She showed kindness. Her name was Rose because she was so beautiful and caring. When she would go she would give Jesus a blessed rose. — Lucy Griffith

I would send St. Trea to Bethlehem because of convert to Christianity through the efforts of St. Patrick, she embraced the eremitical life and lived out her days as a recluse at Ardtree, Derry, Ireland. St. Trea’s feast day is August 3rd of the 5th century. St. Trea was a very hold person and should be with Jesus when he is born. — Alyssa Miller

St. Ascelina was known for her mystical gifts. She was a Cistercian mystic and she was a relative to Saint Bernard. She was born in 1121. Her feast day is August 23rd. I would send St. Ascelina to Bethlehem because she would give a nice warm welcome to baby Jesus. — Amanda Leibham

I would send my Grandma Mary to Bethlehem. She is a very caring person. My Grandma Mary goes to church almost every Sunday. If she went to Bethlehem she would help baby Jesus feel loved and every day she would pray for Jesus. I love my Grandma! — Sabrina Murphy

If I could pick any Saint to go to Bethlehem I would choose my Grandpa Gary. My priest said anyone could be a saint if they went to Heaven. I would choose him because he would say, “the Lord is here! Bless him holy!” I love him so much and he would pray his heart out for Jesus Christ. — Ana Batley

If I had to pick any saint to go to Bethlehem, I would pick my Grandpa Bert because he lived for 6½ years with a disease that he could not walk or talk. He was super strong. He died on Sept. 1, 2009. I love him very much. I pray for him so he has a great time in Heaven. I picked him because he was my only grandpa I knew. I will always remember my priest said that if someone is special to you they are a saint to you. My Grandpa is truly my special saint. — Morgan Schroeder

If I would send a Saint to Bethlehem, I would send St. Emma. I would send her because she devoted her life to God. St. Emma gave to the poor and founded several religious houses for people in need. If St. Emma was in Bethlehem I think she would say, “I always believed in you with all my heart and soul.” — Mackenzie Weber

If I would want a saint at the birth of Jesus, I would want St. John the Apostle. He was the guardian of his mother. I think Mary would want someone there saying thank you for having the “Savior of the World.” Jesus I think would want St. John there watching over Mary while he was being born. St. John was also the Apostle of charity. He would also give everything to be there for Jesus. John alone remained near Jesus at the foot of the cross on Calvary with Jesus mother. — Madeline Butke

I think St. Matilda would be the Saint that I would send to Bethlehem because she strongly believed in Christ and God. St. Matilda always wanted to give to sick, poor or lonely. She is a Saint that would have walked to baby Jesus and have brought tons of gifts. — Mary Ahles

If I were to send a Saint to Bethlehem I would send St. Aurelia, because she spend over fifty years as a recluse in Austria. She wanted to escape for a horrible marriage. Saint Auerlia was a very strong person. I think if she was in Bethlehem she would help Mary, Joseph and Jesus stay strong and save while traveling through the desert. — Auerlia Hoff-Whiting

St. Mary School

Grades 6 to 8, Algoma
St. Francis of Assisi should have gone to Bethlehem, because he was such a loving and generous person. He even received the stigmata. He also lived a life of poverty and deserved to see the birth of Christ. — Ben Sealey

I believe that St. Nicholas would have loved to see the Son of God, Jesus. St. Nicholas is sometimes known as the patron saint of children. He would have been, grateful, amazed and in awe to see the Messiah. — Carmen Haack

If I could send a saint to Bethlehem I would send St. Lucy. “Lucy” means light. She kept the light of her faith burning during her entire life. She shines with the light of the world just like Jesus does. — Mariah Grosbeier

I would send St. Matthew to see Jesus at Bethlehem. He was one of Jesus’ preferred disciples. Matthew was a tax collector before Jesus came to visit him. He is now the Patron saint of accountants, bankers and tax collectors. — Sam Harper

St. Jerome should meet Jesus, because he could be one of the first people to write and then translate the birth of Jesus. All Jerome could give was his knowledge of the bible and ability to translate it into Latin. — Cameron Reddemann

A saint I would send to Bethlehem would be Saint Peter. I think Saint Peter would be an excellent choice, because he was a fisher of men and a beloved apostle of Jesus. He preached the good news of Jesus. — Noah VanderMuss

I wish St. Genevieve was at Jesus’ Birth. At an early age she gave her life to God by serving others. I wish that St. Genevieve was at Jesus’ birth because she seems like a very good and heartwarming person. — Peyton Prokash

Every one knows the common Christmas story in the stable. Mary probably felt terrified. I feel the best person to be with her is St. Elizabeth. We all know sisters are true friends, and Elizabeth can provide guidance and comfort. — Anna Raine Dier

The saint I would have sent to Bethlehem was St. John. I think St. John should have been there because he had the experience of living with Jesus. I think he would have brought Jesus gold, and some nice toys. — Harold J. Iwen

This is why I want St. Martin to go to Bethlehem. Martin was born in 1575 Lima, Peru and died in 1639. He helped people who were sick and poor, even animals and he cared and blessed and he did the work to give honor to GOD. — Adam Tolga Crane

St. Benedict would be perfect to go to Bethlehem because he taught people to let Jesus into our hearts. Benedict was a great saint and to be fair he should be there. — Casey Stangel

The saint I would have sent is St. Joan of Arc. Saint Joan could see and hear visions. She could tell Mary and Joseph what would happen in Jesus’ future. She could have done lots of things for Jesus and his family. — Chloe Bair

St. Moses deserves to go to Bethlehem because he was black and overcame slavery. As a teen his life started going downhill until he found religious life. This is why he deserves to go to Bethlehem. — Connor Buhr

The saint I would have sent to Bethlehem is St. Francis Xavier. I would have sent him because he would have spread the news to all the world. — Aidan Johnson

I would send Peter to Bethlehem and give them fish. They will be so happy. Peter and Simon got in a boat and got a bunch of fish. But they left the fish there. That’s why I picked Peter. — Chad Schneider

I would send Blessed Mother Theresa of the Child Jesus to see baby Jesus. Blessed Mother Theresa was a caring person who loved children and owned her own school. — Elizabeth Truckey

I would send to Bethlehem St. Hippolytus. I would’ve sent this saint because he was a critical writer in the 200s. Hippolytus could’ve written everything that happened in detail. Then we would’ve known exactly what’d taken place. — Kevin Sperber

I’d send St. Francis. He would bring jewels from when he was rich. He would praise the new king. Francis would be a follower of Jesus and would help Jesus preach. That’s why I would send Francis. — Lydia Olejniczak

I would send St. John Baptist De La Salle to Bethlehem. He would give up his life for Jesus like he did for other children. He should be able to see Jesus and he’d give Jesus jewels for good clothing. — Max Grovogel

I would send St. Vincent de Paul to Bethlehem. He would give whatever he had to the newborn Jesus. St. Vincent would have deserved to see the Messiah. He is the best saint for caring for the needy. — Max Grovogel

If I could pick a saint that could have been at Jesus’ birth I would pick St. Patrick because he was willing to go back to preach in Ireland after Irish pirates captured and enslaved for 15 years. — Matthew VanderMuss

I choose Saint John the Baptist to go to Bethlehem. He was the first of all Jesus’ cousins and he also really loved and believed in Jesus. It would have been interesting to see baby John meet baby Jesus! — Shannon Nessinger

I would send St. Patrick to Bethlehem because he would be very appreciative. He would be very young (being after the time of Jesus). As a child he was kidnapped by pirates, so it would be of great shock to him. — Sadie Sealey

The saint that I would like to take to Bethlehem would be St. Clement of Rome. I choose him because he writes letters to help people. He was one of Jesus’ early followers and was one of the first Popes. — Sarena VanderMuss

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