Once again we have Advent reflection resources for adults and children. This weekend the adult booklet (Watch for the Lord: Advent reflections from Pope Francis, Mother Teresa, and Henri Nouwen) is being handed out with the bulletins. The children’s booklet (Advent Joy: activities for Advent) is available on the table in the vestibule of the church. Please use these resources to make Advent a spiritually enriching time for you and your family.
Our 2019 pledge drive continues. Thank you to those who have pledged. If you have not yet pledged, I ask you to please do so. It is extremely helpful for budgeting.
With this Feast of Christ the King, our Church year comes to an end and a new Church year begins next weekend with the first Sunday of Advent.
Thanksgiving and Christ King are only three days apart this year and I was reflecting on how they might complement each other. The purpose of Thanksgiving, besides being a time for family and a good meal, is to give thanks to God for our many blessings, especially the blessings of a bountiful harvest.
-- Paul James Portland, SDS