Welcome Advent and Christmas, 2018!
Our parish theme for this season coincides with the Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis, “Rejoice and Be Glad.” He writes, “The Lord asks everything of us and in return, he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. We are called to be witnesses, but there are many actual ways of bearing witness. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.” This Advent and Christmas season, wherever we may find ourselves, we call upon all families to be generous witnesses of love, mercy, compassion, service, and generosity. Below are links to multiple opportunities to witness with the family. So many families need help this holiday season!
We invite you to the many parish celebrations and service opportunities. Allow the Spirit to forge in us that personal mystery that can reflect Jesus Christ in today’s world. The Pope also invites us to be full of good humor. May glad tidings surround you and yours this season of good will and giving and may we all turn to one another and smile as we radiate the love and joy of God! Come join us for fun and friendship this Advent and Christmas. “The effect of charity is joy.” (Pope Francis)
May your Christmas be filled with God’s joy!
Dr. Linda M. Dix, D.Min.
Director of Religious Education
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