We continue to prepare for Christmas in this holy Season of Advent. We pray together that the real spiritual meaning of this season is in our hearts. We pray that we may truly welcome Christ at Christmas.
We’d like to thank everyone for their generosity to the Special Collection for Retired Religious last weekend. This collection is an opportunity to show our love and appreciation for the retired sisters, brothers and priests of religious orders and congregations in Catholic Religious Communities in our country, who have served the Church over the years so well. They have been teachers, pastors, leaders and spiritual directors. They have served in hospitals and health facilities. They have brought the love of Christ to so many in need.
If you would still like to contribute, it is possible to do so. Drop your donation marked “For Retired Religious” in the collection basket or at the parish office.
As we prepare for the Birth of Christ, may God give us open
hearts to his divine love.
And let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Robert J. Schneider