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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 talented peace-themed concert 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.

We now have a tradition of offering a blessing of expectant parents twice each year. Please alert family members and friends who may want to share in this blessing at the 9:00 AM Mass next Sunday—and register with pastoral associate Brian McCrohan (as indicated elsewhere in this bulletin).

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 6:00 PM on Sunday. Next Friday at 7:00 PM our annual "Almost Christmas" Pageant will be offered by the children of our parish-- and next Saturday after Mass will be our monthly "Holy Spirits" social.

Last Saturday morning, an enthusiastic group of parishioners spent three hours mulching our storm water ponds for their winter nap. We are extremely grateful to Jan Scudiero (who coordinated the event), Pat Christoff (who donated the mulch), and Tony Kokoskie, Mark Acierno, Ryan Burtner, Jack Cahaney, Michael Haley, Patrick Haley, Janice Latch, Leslie Nuse, Greg Shubert, Nick Scudiero, and Mary Zygmunt. You all did a GREAT job—many thanks!

Next weekend will be the drawing for the Katie's Ladies $500 Gift Card tree raffle, so get your tickets soon. Don’t forget to come to Mass early for some quiet time as we pray the rosary before Mass during Advent; and thanks to the members of the Knights of Columbus who are leading the rosary each week.

Fr. Keith Boisvert

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