Parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Highland Avenue were saddened to learn that someone stole the baby Jesus from their nativity scene on December 30. News 8 spoke with Father Fred Aniello and several church members on New Year’s Day about the theft.
“It’s very upsetting,” said Lucille Palmerie, a member of the church. “I can’t believe anybody would come on church property and steal Baby Jesus from the creche.”
Original Story: Baby Jesus stolen from Waterbury church
On Tuesday, one week later, the baby Jesus had been returned to the church, along with a note from a News 8 viewer:
“I noticed some kids messing around in the nativity scene a couple weeks back, then I read the story on WTNH. Through friends of friends I was able to get it back for you guys. I don’t have any names but I just wanted to make sure you guys got it back, Happy New Year.”