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December 2 - December 15, 2012

Baby Jesus is coming

Molly and Margaret Finnegan are allowed a closer look at the baby Jesus. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World

Debbie Titus, Director of the Handbell Choir at at St. Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein, Ill, leads participants in Christmas carols. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World

Rev. Gerald O'Reilly - Associate Pasto at St. Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein, Ill, holds up his stole showing what the baby Jesus looked like as a fetus. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World

A woman stops to pray at the life-size outdoor creche in Chicago's Daley Plaza Nov. 24. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World

Visitors stop to look at the life-size outdoor creche in Chicago's Daley Plaza Nov. 24. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World

Rev. Gerald O'Reilly - Associate Pasto at St. Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein, Ill, leads a prayer. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World

Molly and Margaret Finnegan are allowed a closer look at the baby Jesus figure. Karen Callaway / Catholic New World

Photos taken after the set-up of the life-size outdoor creche in Chicago's Daley Plaza Nov. 24. The God Squad, a team of volunteers from Chicago-area parishes, sets up the Nativity scene each year at the start of Advent.