Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Guadete Sunday

My Dear People,

Guadete Sunday - The Day of Rejoicing

Guadete Sunday is a day of great rejoicing. The Lord is near. God is with us. St. Paul tells us that we should REJOICE always. Pray without ceasing. We are encouraged to give thanks in many ways. As this calendar year ends, we do have much to be grateful for to Almighty God. We still have the freedom to worship in public and share our Catholic faith with others. The Lord has blessed us with food, shelter, and clothing. Our regular income has remained consistent with last year's totals. We are maintaining our annual budget and meeting our expenses.

Our outreach to the poor in our area, through our various ministries, continues to grow. We just completed a beautiful Advent Mission with Mark Mallett preparing us for the Birth of Jesus, Mary, Our Mother in Heaven, continues to intercede for us before Her Son. St. Michael the Archangel is always protecting our parishes and our families. What greater gifts could Our Lord give to us? Please take time during the course of this week, to rejoice and give God thanks for all of His Providential care and Divine Mercy. Rejoice in the Lord always.

May always we strive to be grateful for the many blessings that God has shared with us over the course of this past year.. Rejoice in the Lord always...again, I say REJOICE.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

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