As we approach the holiday season, I recommend using this time to offer thanks to God and prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. The Advent Season is an excellent time to devote a portion of each day to individual and family prayer. You can pray each evening while lighting an Advent candle or take time to pray the Rosary, read the Bible, or meditate on how to better serve as a steward in grateful response for God’s gifts.
In this edition, one article shares thoughts on preparing for the birth of Jesus Christ. The other article discusses our response to several of the concerns stated in our recent Parish Survey.
My prayer is that we devote these days leading up to the birth of Christ to living the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I thank you in your efforts to be good stewards of God’s gifts.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Michael O’Reilly