Dear Parish Family,

We each have a mission. Being a Catholic means experiencing the joy of being loved and chosen and forgiven by God. How am I called to communicate this good news?

* As a husband and father? Perhaps you could make a commitment to pray 10 minutes a day during Advent. You could pray especially for your wife and family. This will change the way you interact with them. And you’ll be showing them that God loves them.

* As a wife and mother? Maybe you could make the same commitment and pray especially for your husband and children. Try it and see.

* As a child? Maybe you could offer to help your parents with some work around the house.

* As family? What about praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary together or going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a family Tuesday, December 11th (The Light is on for You at Saint Christopher Church and Saint Peter Church from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.).

* As a friend? Maybe I could invite a friend to go to Mass with me.

Jesus believes in us. He has made us partners in telling others the amazing news that our lives have a purpose. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. We’re called to tell that to others.

When we receive Jesus in the Eucharist, we’re receiving all the power and the presence of God. So, let’s be intentional about this. As we make our way through Advent and look forward to Christmas Day, let’s pick one way this week that we can bring joy to others.

God Bless you,

Father Steve

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