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November 27/28: From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

Welcome to a new liturgical year, 2010-2011, during which we will read from the Gospel of St. Matthew. With the new liturgical year, we begin again our journey to become more closely connected to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the course of this year, we will strive to join our life and our life style with the Gospel of Christ. We will journey through the birth and infancy of Jesus, hear Him tell us how to live, and through the Season of Lent, try to renew our lives to be more in conformity with the Gospel message. As we begin our journey on this First Sunday of Advent, let us begin our journey through this new year and remember that our growth in faith is a journey not a destination.

I do hope that your celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday was as pleasant as mine. I thoroughly enjoyed the presence of my friends from Delaware, Pat and George Cunningham, our recalling of times past, skiing vacations, holidays shared, and faith celebrated and renewed. As you know, I enjoy cooking, and I especially enjoyed the meals of the holiday and the meals prepared and shared with close friends.

Looking ahead kindly remember that Wednesday, December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses on Wednesday will be at 8 am and 7 pm in the evening. Our country is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception, and so this is a perfect opportunity for us to pray for our country and its elected officials.

Before we know it we will be at the beginning of a new year. As you know from our “State of the Parish” report, we are down in our sacrificial giving. I ask that during this Christmas Season, when we recall all that God has given to us, we give prayerful consideration to perhaps making a special gift to our parish to support its ministry and to enable it to meet it expenses. Know that God will bless you for our generosity.

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr. Tom

Related link: 11.28.10 Church Bulletin

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