Parish News for the Month of December

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Upcoming Events

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 (All day)

Please bring your Baby Jesus from your family creche to Mass this weekend to be blessed.  There will a Children's Liturgy at the 10:00 a.m. Mass

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:00 PM

Cocktails at 4:00 p.m., Dinner at 5:00 p.m.  Cost is $20.00 per person.  Please call the Parish Office for reservations.

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:00 AM
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:30 PM

Readings for the Week

Readings for the Week of December 4, 2016
Sunday: Is 11:1-10/Ps 72/Rom 15:4-9/
     Mt 3:1-12
Monday: Is 35:1-10/Ps 85/Lk 5:17-26
Tuesday: Is 40:1-11/Ps 96/Mt 18:12-14
Wednesday: Is 40:25-31/Ps 103/Mt 11:28-30
Thursday: Gn 3:9-15, 20/Ps 98/
     Eph 1:3-6, 11-12/Lk 1:26-38
Friday: Is 48:17-19/Ps 1/Mt 11:16-19
Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11/Ps 80/
     Mt 17:9a, 10-13
Next Sunday: Is 35:1-6a, 10/Ps 146/
     Jas 5:7-10/Mt 11:2-11

From the Pastor's Desk

     Circles are an important part of our lives. Circle shapes form the various wheels that come together and create the various means of transportation that improve the quality of our lives. Habits, whether they be good or bad, are also cyclical. The calendar year is also round because it always begins in January first and ends on December thirty-first.            
     The beauty of the circle is that it repeats. As children we learned many important lessons through repetition. In learning to play and instrument or do anything new, our first attempts are usually filled with errors. Only through repetition do we find success. Our church calendar also repeats because the lessons of faith are meant to save our souls.