Usually, December 8, is the Holyday commemorating Mary’s Immaculate Conception. Since it falls on a Sunday this year, the Feast is transferred to Monday and is not a Holyday of Obligation.
I hope that you will be able to join us for the traditional Christmas concert this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Thanks to Terry and the parish choirs and musicians for making this event possible.
This Friday we will have our FISH FRY. What a great way to enjoy a good meal—meet new friends, renew old friendships and enjoy a tasty meal. My thanks to all who work to make these fish fries possible! Thanks to those who work visibly such as the servers and table waiters and to those who work behind the scenes like the cooks and those who come early to prepare. December 12, is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is a very important celebration for those of Mexican descent.
Next weekend is Hospitality Weekend. While many of us enjoy the food and fellowship, we must remember to thank those who volunteer to be at each Mass to make the hospitality happen. Also, please remember that the food served costs money, and your donations continue to make hospitality possible.
There will be two priests available for confessions on Saturday, December 14, at 3:00 p.m.
The Auction Committee continues to prepare for the next GALA event. Next year’s theme is a Kentucky Derby. Many parish members are already at work. Please mark Friday, MAY 2, on your calendars. This year’s event was a total sell-out. Plan to make your reservations as soon as they become available. Invite your family and friends to “Run for the Roses.”
Our Christian Formation programs continue to serve a good number of parish families. We must never take for granted those who so very generously offer their time and talent as teachers and room assistants. Thanks is also due to the parents who make sure their children participate in these classes and provide opportunities to deepen their faith and understanding. Please keep those who are preparing for Confirmation in your prayers.
I am going to be away this week. Thanks to Fr. Aaron and the parish staff for making sure everything goes well.
- Fr. Alan