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A sure sign the Christmas season is upon us is when Father Jason Palermo, pastor at St. Joseph Church in French Settlement and St. Stephen the Martyr in Maurepas, sets up his popular Christmas village in his rectory at St. Joseph. The mammoth display is made up of 900 boxes with multiple pieces in each box, and fills the rector’s garage. Electric trains run throughout the village, which includes a mini-Disneyland as well as other multiple scenes. Below, Kim Bourgeois holds her grandson, two-year-old Julian, who is obviously delighted with the display.¬†¬†Photos by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator¬†