We extend a warm welcome to family members and friends who are visiting from out-of-town for the holidays, and college students who have returned home to rest after a busy academic semester. We remember that Christmas is different for those whose loved ones are seriously ill or who have died during 2019, and so we keep them in our prayers in a special way during this time of year.
You will find a number of Adult Faith Formation opportunities starting after the holidays listed on an insert in this bulletin. If you are able to set some time aside to enrich and deepen your faith during these winter months, please consider these programs.
In order to pray at home as a family during this special season– beyond grace before meals– you might think about gathering your family at the Christmas manger for a blessing. We’ve included an insert in this bulletin to assist you with this prayer.
Our holiday liturgical schedule is included on an insert this weekend. Because of over-crowding, please try to avoid the Christmas Eve 4:00 PM Mass, and instead consider attending the 9:00 PM Mass after your Christmas Eve family dinner.
This fall, a “Finishing Touches” Campaign was started to complete some projects that were postponed during our initial church construction—and the response has been very positive. As you can see from the report in this bulletin, there are only a few items left. Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested in sponsoring any of the remaining items.
Our Finance Committee counts on a good Christmas collection to keep our budget balanced– and so, thanks, in advance, for sharing generously with your faith community at this time of year! May you experience God’s blessing and Christ’s love as you gather with family and friends during this sacred time. Thanks for making our faith community an important part of your life– and Merry Christmas!