Each year the employees of Conception Abbey, Conception Seminary College, and the Printery House gather together for a Christmas Luncheon. It is an enjoyable time to relax with good food, refreshments, and great company, and look back on how God has blessed our community. We are grateful to our employees for their hard work and service, and how they contribute to making Conception Abbey a very close-knit community.
For the past several years, Santa Claus has made a surprise appearance to the party. I guess since he appears almost every year, it is no longer a surprise, but his presence is entertaining and humorous nonetheless. Santa reads letters he received from the employees throughout the year and presents them with a gift in order to help spread Christmas joy.