Fr. James Hurlbert, Pastor
Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Giving Tree! And thanks also to those who contributed to our coat drives. Many families, children and veterans benefited from your Christmas generosity.
We had a nice experience at St. Gabriel on the 6th with the church open for private prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for Confessions. We’ll do it again this week at our Nativity of Our Lord church, on Monday, the 19th, from 6:30 – 8pm. With all the “hustle and bustle” of the holiday season, it can offer a nice pre-Christmas boost to take a little time out and spend it in quiet with the Lord. While we can pray anywhere we want, there is something special about praying in a church. And praying before the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance makes that experience even more powerful.
Christmas is next weekend! We have a full week between the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas this year; next year, be prepared: the Fourth Sunday of Advent will also be Christmas Eve! Our Christmas schedule is on the web site and in the bulletin.
For all who will be traveling this week, I’ll pray for a safe arrival at your destination and a safe return home. I hope that all will be able to spend some time with those they love, as we reflect on the great Mystery of God’s love while preparing to celebrate the birth of God’s Son.
May your week reflect the encounter with Christ
we experienced at Mass today!
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