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This weekend we welcome Deacon Scott Rose as homilist at all Masses. Scott is a parishioner whose primary assignment is with Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services as a pro bono attorney, representing migrant children who have fled Central America by themselves because of parental abuse. His latest book “Blessed are the Refugees” continues to be available in our bookstore.

I hope that you will consider making our Interfaith Event on New Year’s Eve a part of your family holiday schedule. The evening will start with a

concert by the Frederick Children’s Chorus at 7:30 PM, followed by the prayer service at 8:00 PM, and conclude with a light reception. Each year we reach out to the interfaith community, as well as civic, cultural, and educational leaders. Even if you cannot attend, please consider signing up after Mass to provide some finger food for the reception.

Each month we are able to make our monthly mortgage payment through your generosity in the mortgage collection, and a combination of various

fundraisers. Last month we were able to make our payment total with the help of the proceeds from our new church watercolor print sale. Thanks to Margaret Huddy for using her talent to create the art, and many thanks to all who purchased prints this year!

To get into the spirit of the season, don't miss the special events that are planned. A "Festival of Lessons and Carols" will be presented this weekend at 5:30 PM on Sunday, and our "Almost Christmas" Pageant will be offered by the children of our parish next Sunday at 7:00 PM. The Frederick Children’s Chorus is also presenting their Winter Concert in our

church this Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM.

Next weekend will be the drawing for the Katie's Ladies $500 Gift Card tree raffle, so get your tickets soon… and thanks to the members of the Knights of Columbus who are leading the rosary each week.

Fr. Keith Boisvert

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