A Letter from Fr. Paul - November 25, 2018
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving, remembering to give thanks to God for ALL the gifts we have received.
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
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