GO INTO THE DESERT, WILLINGLY
Consider the difficult times in your life to be the desert of today's Gospel reading. In Advent, we are invited to go confidently into our personal desert. There God is with us. There we can know that God is inviting us along a path through our desert.
During Advent, consider the conflicts between nations as desert events, out of which our world can emerge with new life. The church invites us to look at this desert knowing that God is with us. We are to trust the Spirit of God to show us a straight road to life beyond the desert.
During Advent, learn from giants of life in the desert, Christ Jesus, John the Baptist, Mother Theresa, Pope John Paul II and all the saints. May
their stories inspire us to willingly live our desert moments and the desert moments of our world.
Francis J. Abbas
A SUGGESTION FOR ADVENT:
pray the Rosary, with your household
CONFESSION AT MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS
PENITENTIAL SERVICE Sunday Dec. 14 at 7pm
PRIVATE CONFESSION Sunday Dec 20 from 10 – 3
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES:
Christmas Eve, 7 pm
Christmas Day, 10 am
DIACONATE Those interested in being deacions
might call Fr. Bedford 539-6188.
COALITION FOR JUSTICE wants children's books
upkeep and to our Renovation Fund are in the foyer
November 30th $ 1426.20
2015 CHURCH ENVELOPES are now in the foyer.
2015 CHURCH CALENDARS are avalable in the foyer.