Woodbridge families and friends will be celebrating Christmas today with food, fellowship, and fun. But perhaps there is nowhere where the real spirit of Christmas is being practiced and enjoyed as St. Anthony of Padua Church in Port Reading.
The parish once again is throwing open its doors to anyone who would like to join them for their annual Christmas Friendship Dinner, a tradition they've practiced since 1992.
In the two decades since the Chistmas dinner has been held, they've shared their holiday meal with friends and strangers - some who may be alone and have no family, others who are experiencing financial setbacks and can't afford a fancy spread, and some who just enjoy the fellowship.
The only requirement for practical reasons is that dinner guests pre-register for the meal.
The dinner takes place today from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the church in the Port Reading section of the township. The dinner is free for all pre-registered attendees.